What is SciVerse? SciVerse empowers the research community to accelerate science by opening ScienceDirect & Scopus content APIs for third-party application development, enabling intelligent search and discovery across integrated content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, and the scientific web
What is Scopus? The largest abstractandcitation database of research literature and quality web sources. It provides users with comprehensive coverage of leading peer reviewed literature. 40 million records 20 million cited records, 1996-present 20 million back files, 1823-1995
- Apply to nearly 18,000 journals, proceedings and book series- Are refreshed twice per year to ensure currency of metrics- Eliminate the risk of manipulation- Correct for citation behaviour and database coverage- Provide multidimensional insights into journal performance - Allow for a direct comparison of journals, independent of their subject classification- Are integrated into the Scopus Journal Analyzer
Life Sciences journal Arts & Humanities journal
More on... SJR SJR is a prestige metric – citations weighted depending on where they come from - A journal transfers its prestige by citing - Prestige transferred = journal’s SJR e.g. Lancet SJR 2007 = 1.541 – high prestige e.g. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports SJR 2007 = 0.153 – lower prestige A journal’s prestige is shared equally between its citations Normalize for differences in citation behaviour between subject fields
1. Collect papers citing 1-3 year old papers in target journal in 2009 2. Collect reference lists of citing papers Etc. 3. Count number of references in citing papers to any (in any journal) 1-3 year old papers Etc. More on... SNIP Calculate ‘Citation Potential’ for 2009 4. Citation Potential = average number of references to any 1-3 year old papers Normalize for differences in citation behaviour between subject fields SNIP = 2009 Impact / 2009 Citation Potential
Life Sciences – high impact, high Citation Potential
Arts & Humanities – low impact, low Citation Potential
Scopus API Through the Scopus API, any website can incorporate Scopus' powerful search capabilities, high quality citation data and up-to-date citation counts. Why is this Important? Sourcing and providing accurate publication data efficiently. The very best repositories often miss 40% of their institute’s output. Examples…
ScienceDirect ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s extensive and unique full text database that covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature. More than nine million full-text articles from 2,500 journals and 11,000 books are available in ScienceDirect, making up 25% of the world’s STM literature.
Collaboration is Key ScienceDirect collaborates with 3rd party providers to further accelerate research Partnership with NextBio has enhanced ScienceDirect content in the fields of life sciences, health sciences and chemistry ScienceDirect and PANGAEA have implemented reciprocal linking between their respective content in earth system research.
Content with NextBio Functionality … Enriched ScienceDirect content in the fields of: Life Sciences Health Sciences Chemistry … Journals, Book Series, Handbooks, and eBooks … 1995 to present
Using ScienceDirect with NextBio While viewing an article or book chapter on ScienceDirect, the keywords from that selected article or book chapter are matched against NextBio’s biomedical ontologies. Directly on the article page, researchers will find the NextBio application which presents key terms found in the selected article or book chapter.
Using ScienceDirect with NextBio The in-context pop-up allows the researcher to quickly gain an overview of the article from the perspective of their chosen term, and to quickly link through to other information.
Using ScienceDirect with NextBio Clicking within the NextBio application box allow for further exploration of the subject based on the trustworthy and publicly available sources collected and compiled by NextBio.
Using ScienceDirect with NextBio On selecting a category and source, results can be further sorted and refined
What is PANGAEA? Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data Information system that is aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research