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Scopus alerting system updating on October 2nd

on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 15:00

Today, on October 2nd, Scopus alerts are migrating to a new system. During this time the “edit” and “create” functions will be deactivated for less than 24 hours. You will still continue to receive alert emails, but will not be able to create new alerts or modify existing alerts for that window of time. A message box will appear on the alerts page to notify users of the brief downtime.

What does this mean for alert recipients after the migration?

  • Your alerts will appear with a refreshed template, offering a cleaner look and feel.
  • The email sender address will change to: scopus@notifications.elsevier.com rather than alert@scopus.com
  • Alerts will display the first 20 documents instead of 25
  • Some of the rarely used alerting frequency options will be removed
  • For approximately one month after the migration (October 2 thru early November), it’s possible you may receive alerts from both systems

As an example, here is what the new Search Alert email will look like:

Release Date: 
October 2 2017

What's new on Scopus: DataSearch linking, Affiliation page changes and updates to Alerts

on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 20:04

What’s new in Scopus? Below is an overview of the 3 most recent changes to note and explore.

  • DataSearch link integration
  • New look & feel for the Affiliation details page
  • Scopus Alerting system updating on October 2nd

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DataSearch

DataSearch (https://datasearch.elsevier.com/) is an Elsevier search engine dedicated to research data. It is the first search engine that can search not only in the description or metadata of the articles, but also in the data itself. It is also possible to see a preview of the data directly from the search results, as well as downloading the full dataset. More information about DataSearch can be found here.

The new collaboration with DataSearch means that when you run a search in Scopus, the same search will concurrently run in DataSearch. If any data results are found, you will find a link (listing the number of results found) on the Scopus search results page. Clicking on this link will open a new window in DataSearch.

Release Date: 
September 28 2017

What’s new on Scopus: PlumX Metrics, changes to Citation Overview pages and a new CiteScore widget

on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:46

This week, the following changes have been made to Scopus:

  • PlumX Metrics are now integrated into the article-level metrics on Scopus
  • A new look and feel has been applied to the Citation Overview pages
  • A new CiteScore widget is now available

PlumX Metrics now integrated into the article-level metrics on Scopus

PlumX Metrics – with five categories of metrics – is now the primary source of article-level metrics on Scopus alongside the Scopus citation count (along with percentile benchmarking) and Field-weighted citation impact. Available from a Scopus Document Details page, you will now find a snapshot of a documents article-level metrics, including the Plum Print and associated PlumX Metrics: Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social media and Citations. To take a deeper dive into these metrics and engage with more comprehensive data, click on “View all Metrics.”

Learn more about how to use PlumX Metrics and the Plum Print in this Tip and Trick

Figure 1: What to look for on a Document details page

Release Date: 
July 26 2017

What’s new on Scopus: Errata linking, improvements to dataset linking and more

on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 20:28

This week brought several changes and updates to Scopus. Read through this summary to find some of the key changes including a new errata linking feature, improvements to dataset linking, the addition of SNIP and SJR 2016 values, a new Russian interface and more. 

New errata linking feature

A new errata linking feature has been added to the Scopus Document details page, allowing you to quickly identify when a document has had changes or updates made after publication. The Erratum document type includes all types of corrections, such as erratum corrigendum, retraction, etc.

What you will see:

  • If an original document has an erratum associated with it, a blue “update notice” section will appear
  • If looking at an Erratum on Scopus, a blue “original document section” banner will be displayed on the Document details page
  • If there are multiple errata links, you will find a link to each erratum in the “update notice” box

Note: Currently this feature applies to documents indexed from September

Release Date: 
June 29 2017
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What's new on Scopus: Author & Affiliation result page changes, new Support Center and CiteScore Transparency

on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 20:55

What’s new on Scopus in this release:

  • Changes to the Author and Affiliation results pages
  • Advanced search improvements
  • A new Scopus Support Center
  • More CiteScore Transparency

Author and Affiliation search results pages

The Author and Affiliation search results pages now share the same look and feel introduced to the Scopus document search results last month -- changes which also help improve web accessibility.

Changes on the Author search results page:

  • The number of author results displays more prominently in the blue title bar
  • The option to “Show Profile Matches with One Document” has been moved to a checkbox at the top of the <Refine results> panel (found on the left hand side of the screen)
  • Previously removed sort on options have been restored, allowing you to sort by Document Count, Author, Affiliation, City or Country/Territory

Changes on the Affiliation search results page:

  • The number of affiliation results displays more
Release Date: 
April 26 2017

New on Scopus: Link to datasets, search funding acknowledgements and find more CiteScore transparency

on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 22:32

March has been an especially busy month for Scopus and to complete the month, we’ve introduced the following changes:

To learn more details about these changes, follow along below. Click on images to expand.

A special note for librarians at SciVal institutions: You can now can use Scopus to create a Publication Set to export and analyze in SciVal. See more information below.

Research Dataset Linking

Research dataset links can now be found on the Scopus Document details page. Through collaboration with Data Literature Interlinking (DLI) service and Scholix, Scopus is able to link articles with datasets when available on the external data repository.

Here’s how to find research datasets on Scopus:

  1. If research datasets are available on the external data repository for an
Release Date: 
March 29 2017

Scopus is experiencing issues with outward linking and certain link resolvers

on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 19:48

Status Update: The issue that was affecting the outward linking and certain link resolvers has now been repaired. Thank you for your patience!

Original message: Scopus is currently experiencing issues with outward linking and certain link resolvers. Work is underway to resolve this issue and we will continue to update this blog and twitter (@Scopus) as updates are available. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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Get to the right information faster with Scopus search results page improvements

on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 03:53

Beginning last September, the look and feel of Scopus has been gradually changing. For a re-cap of what changed in both September and December of last year (including changes to the main search pages), please refer to the following posts:

This month includes changes to the document search result page, including the ability to create unique names when you save a search, making it easier to identify and organize your saved searches. Below is a detailed walk-through covering what has changed.

Note: Click on images to view in full-size. The number callouts on the images correspond with the numbered items below.

Document results page

  1. The total number of document results your search returns now appears in the blue page header, making it easier to see right away
  2. Along with the document results, the following links can also be found in the blue page header:
    1. View Secondary documents (i.e.,
Release Date: 
March 2 2017

A new standard of journal citation impact: Powered by Scopus

on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 21:22

As the age of electronic publishing has matured, researchers, publishers, bibliometricians, librarians, institutional leaders and others in academia have been exploring ways to bring research metrics into the 21st century. Journal metrics continue to be important in the research community, alongside metrics for measuring other entities such as articles, researchers, institutions, subject areas, and so forth.

Today, Scopus is expanding its basket of metrics by adding CiteScore™ metrics — a family of eight indicators that offer complementary views to analyze the impact of all serial titles — including journals — on Scopus.

Easy and free to access, the family of CiteScore metrics include:

  • CiteScore
  • CiteScore Tracker
  • CiteScore Percentile
  • CiteScore Quartiles
  • CiteScore Rank
  • Citation Count
  • Document Count
  • Percentage Cited

A new standard and how it works:

CiteScore is essentially the average

Release Date: 
December 8 2016

Scopus gets a more streamlined look

on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 17:22

In continuation to earlier workflow improvements made on Scopus, you may have noticed some additional changes to the Scopus homepage recently! We encourage you to go to Scopus now and check out the new streamlined look. Here are a few tips to help you get up to speed (click on figures to expand view):

Document Search

  1. “Compare journals” has been renamed to “Compare sources”.
  2.  “Add search field” is now represented by a “+” button. Click on this to add an additional search field. To remove additional search fields you can click the “-“ button.
  3. The “limit to” section is now hidden by default. You can click on the “Limit” drop down link to display the date range (inclusive) and document type filters.
  4. The subject areas in the “limit to” section have been removed. As default, all subject areas will be used when doing a search. You can still filter on subject areas after you have done a search using the refine panel on the left hand side.

Author

Release Date: 
December 8 2016

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