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  • 1. What is Scopus?
    • Robust, all-encompassing search platform providing deep research related analysis across sciences
    • 2. Suite of solutions for
    • 3. Global Scientific Content
    • 4. Knowledge /info Analysis tools
    • 5. Researcher and institutional productivity tracking and measurement
    Scopus features:
    • Ease of use /intuitive platform
    • 6. Enhanced results,
    • 7. Linking to more external content (web and patents)
    Scopus supports both the scientist and the librarian in their research and measurement efforts with state of the art technology and premium content.
  • 8. Why Scopus?
    The changing
    research landscape requires robust solutions
  • 9. 3
    More being published
    In 2007 a researcher was faced with 15 million articles published in the past 20 years compared to a researcher in 1977 who saw 5 million articles published in the previous 20 years
  • 10. The sea of journals is still rising
    Source: Informationsmarkt & Bibliotheken
  • 11. Researchers have to read more than ever
    Source: D-Lib Magazine ,November/December 2008, Volume 14 Number 11/12, ISSN 1082-9873, Tenopir and King
  • 12. 6
    Co-authorship and collaborations are rising fast
    Authors per paper
    Papers per Author
    Papers per Unique Author
    Based on Thomson (ISI) data
  • 13. 7
    The Global Research landscape is changing
    Countries ranked by published output in 2007
  • 14. “Today the dominant position of the
    United States in the international
    research and education community is being challenged
    as never before.”
    -American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    And New Global Powers Are Emerging
    Countries ranked by output growth 1997-2007
    % growth
    Retrieved from: SCImago Research Group, Copyright 2007-2008. Data Source: Scopus®
  • 15. The Research Landscape is changing:
    Researchers are having to read and track more literature from wider disciplines and from all corners of the globe.
    Emerging research nations are driving publication growth
    Research is becoming more interdisciplinary and more collaborative
    The number of journals is on the rise
  • 16. How does Scopus Support
    the changing
    research landscape?
    By expanding coverage and
    Deepening analysis
  • 17.
    • Abstracts and citations from5000 publishers
    • 18. 3,6 Million conference papers(10% of Scopus records)
    • 19. “Articles in Press” from more than3000 titles
    • 20. 23 Million Patents
    • 21. 1,200 Open Access journals
    • 22. 80% of all Scopus records have an abstract
    • 23. Abstracts going back to 1823
    • 24. Nearly 3,500 Arts & Humanities titles
    • 25. 380 m integrated scientific websites via
    Expanding both disciplinary and global coverage
    Rich and extended coverage including
    “It is broader in scope but also richer in different kinds of content. It is much easier to use and therefore has more immediate impact.”
    Nearly 18,000 Titles including
    • 16,500 Peer Reviewed Titles
    • 26. 600 Trade Journals
    • 27. 350 Book Series
    • 28. Extensive Conference Proceedings
    • 29. 40 languages are covered
    – Chief librarian, The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
  • 30. Depth of Content
    > 5,000 publishers
    Life Sciences
    Social Sciences
  • 31. Percentage of titles in Scopus based on geographical regions
  • 32. Deep Analytical Options
    Analysis Tools Including:
    • Faceted search results : providing quick, intelligent answers
    • 33. Author Identifier: View and Track an author’s work
    • 34. Affiliation Identifier: View and Track productivity
    • 35. Journal Analytics: Decide where to publish, where will your article receive the most visibility, analyze and manage journal portfolios, track how are your journals performing compared to others in this field and more.
  • Faceted Search Results
    Instant view of leading researchers and institutions
    Identification of multidisciplinary trends
    See how a subject area has been developing through time
  • 36. Author Identifier
    Enhanced Author searching with increased accuracy to help users reach author-specific information more quickly and efficiently
  • 37. Author Identifier
    The author results page provides links to:
    Authors’ profiles
    Authors’ documents
    This page also enables name variants identification
  • 38. Author Details Page
  • 39. h-Index
    Performance measurement tool for scientific authors
    (similar idea to journal impact factors but for individuals)
    Established by Jorge Hirsch at UC San Diego
    “A scientist has index h if h of his/her Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np- h) papers have no more than h citations each.”
    Source: Hirsch, J. E. (2005, September 29). An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output. Retrieved from
  • 40. h-Graph
  • 41. Affiliation Identifier
    The Scopus Affiliation Identifier is the world's first tool to help you identify and group an organization's complete body of work. It turns a time-consuming process into a simple task.
    Provides the vital first step towards reviewing an organisation’s research output
  • 42. Affiliation Identifier Results Page
  • 43. Affiliation Profile
  • 44. Journal Analytics
    The Scopus Journal Analyzer provides a quick, easy and transparent view of journal
    performance, now enriched with two journal metrics - SJR and SNIP.
    Using citations from nearly 18,000 titles from 5,000 international publishers, the Scopus Journal
    Analyzer gives editors, publishing teams, researchers and librarians quick, easy access to a
    transparent and objective overview of the journal landscape going back to 1996.
  • 45. 5 graphical representations of the journal
  • 46. SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
    SJR is a measure of the scientific prestige of scholarly sources: value of weighted citations per document.
  • 47. Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
  • 48. Make Scopus Your Own
  • 49. Scopus Help Guide
  • 50. More Information and Documentation
    Scopus info:
    Content coverage lists
    News, release updates
    For librarians section
    For users section
    User guides
    Inside Scopus
    And much more