Have you used Scopus recently? The interface has been refreshed, giving it a generally less cluttered appearance. ‘Alerts’ and ‘Lists’ are now in the toolbar at the top of the page. Other functions have been moved to what Scopus are calling a “spine” – a sidebar which is activated by clicking a three-line menu icon familiar from many mobile apps.
One particularly interesting new feature is a link on an ‘Author Details’ page which exports an Author’s Scopus profile into SciVal.
A summary of these changes can be found on the Scopus blog.continue reading
Scopus is going to add cited references to its pre-1996 content, part of the Scopus Cited References Expansion programme to become available at the end of 2014. References will go back to 1970, making it more competitive with Web of Science and allowing more analysis.
Remember that it is worth doing an author search for yourself to make sure that you receive credit for all your work – mistakes in databases are not uncommon! Scopus includes a request to merge authors if you find that your name has been entered in more than one form. Scopus help gives more information on how to request corrections.continue reading
Scopus has been redesigned with the aim of redesigning the number of steps you need to take to carry out a search. Some options will only become active once you have carried out a search – for example export, print, email and create bibliography are only available once an item is selected. The search history will also only appear after you have carried out a search.
New features include an export to Mendeley and the ability to search by funder within advanced search.
The author profile has been redesigned to help authors to give more prominence to their work. Their H index, citations and number of documents are prominent along with a Follow this author button.
This is a nice feature. However, many people may find that Scopus has incorrect information about the papers they have written, particularly those with a common surname. If you have papers in Scopus it would be a good idea to carry out an author search for yourself to check your profile and use the Request author detail corrections link under Follow this author if you find mistakes. You may find that papers you wrote have been linked to another author so it is worth while to check.
More information is available from the Scopus blog.continue reading
Tuesday 5 March 11-12 Training Room 3 in the Library
Scopus and Web of Science are the two multidisciplinary databases most commonly used to find peer-reviewed literature, track citations, and compile journal rankings. This session discusses their similarities and differences and looks at some of the tools they provide to identify highly-cited journals and manage your research profile.
Please book by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There is information about other training sessions on the ISS Training for Staff page.continue reading
We have been informed that Science Direct and Scopus will be unavailable from 12.30 on Saturday 25th August to 7am on Sunday 26th for maintenance work leading to a new release. New features will be:
ScienceDirect: Easier access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for RSS feeds, image search, and other features.
Scopus: Easy updates with Alerts Features functionality improvement.
More information about the new release is on the Elsevier web site.continue reading
SCOPUS is the largest abstract and citation database of both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources, and covers a wide variety of subjects including science, engineering, medicine, health and life sciences, arts and humanities, social sciences, psychology, and economics.
Learn how to: search it effectively for research articles; use it for citation analysis; search for publications from Swansea University; and, ensure that all your author details are correct.
Come along to PC Room 3 in the Library on Monday at 10am to find out more.continue reading
Further to our earlier message the university has now agreed to subscribe to Scopus. At the moment it is only available on campus but once formalities have been completed it will be available off campus via Athens. It can be accessed at http://www.scopus.com/. The site contains information about coverage.
If you would like more information or to arrange a demonstration for your department let us know at email@example.com reading
We currently have the Scopus database from Elsevier on trial. This is the database which will be used to provide REF data so gives a chance to see how many citations your articles have attracted. Apart from this it also indexes journals in a wide range of subjects so should be useful for your literature searches. More information about coverage can be found here: http://www.info.sciverse.com/scopus/scopus-in-detail/facts
Access to Scopus during the trial is by IP address – on campus only – from http://www.scopus.com/.
If you have any comments about the database please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org reading