ScienceDirect is the essential information resource for millions of researchers, scientists, engineers, professionals and students. It features more than a quarter of the world’s electronic collection of science, technology, medicine and social sciences full-text, peer-reviewed articles. More than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals, an expanding suite of backfiles (titles loaded from Volume 1, Issue 1), as well as a growing range of authoritative books, including reference works, handbooks, book series and monographs, are available on ScienceDirect. Prestigious titles include The Lancet, Cell, Tetrahedron Letters, the Handbooks in Economics series and the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Users can access more than 10 million full-text articles from all fields of science. Most journal articles become available on ScienceDirect immediately after peer review and before the printed versions are issued. The Articles in Press program offers rapid access to recently accepted articles. Additionally, users gain online access to features not available in print, such as cross-publisher linking via CrossRef, and multimedia features, such as video, audio and supplementary spreadsheet files.
ScienceDirect offers a dedicated image search with e.g., links to its location within the source article to easily understand the context. Users save time by not having to scan complete articles to find relevant images (e.g. figures, photos, tables, and videos)
Related articles from Reference Works are offered on the right hand side of an article in order to connect essential and fundamental information from reference works on SciVerse ScienceDirect. In that way users can easily access related basic knowledge for broadening their perspective or better understanding a new and unfamiliar topic.Reference Work Helper links to relevant reference works on ScienceDirect directly connected to a selected article
For Life Science users SciVerse ScienceDirect offers articles enriched with contextual information on proteins, genes and small molecules as assembled by European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s service Reflect. Reflect recognizes proteins, genes and small molecules from web pages, and link them to information-rich summaries. These can now be found directly from within the SciVerse ScienceDirect article.
Users can now access enriched content in the fields of life sciences, health sciences and chemistry. Following the recent integration of NextBio on ScienceDirect, researchers are able to delve more deeply into their research topic, leading to greater productivity and scientific discovery.The NextBio platform connects highly heterogeneous data and textual information in the fields of life science, health science, and chemistry.The semantic framework is based on gene, tissue, disease and compound ontologies. This framework contains information from multiple resources that is integrated into and correlated within a single searchable environment using proprietary algorithms. 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.
In June 2009 Scopus officially launched the Arts & Humanities (A&H) on Scopus. 1,450 journals in core A&H areas were added bringing the total number of A&H titles in Scopus to almost 2,750 (representing 15% of the entire title list). Since the launch, Scopus has more than doubled its coverage of A&H titles. Now, there are about 3,500 A&H journals from around the world - representing approximately19% of all titles in Scopus.
Approximately 21% of titles in Scopus are published in languages other than English. And, more than half of Scopus content originates from outside North America representing various countries Europe, Latin America and the Asia Pacific region.Titles from all geographical regions are covered, including non-English titles as long as English abstracts can be provided with the articles.
The refine result box in Scopus has been moved to the left-side panel in order to be consistent among products (SciVerse, ScienceDirect, & Scopus). We’re aligning the design of our sites to make it easier for customers to navigate through the sites – no need to re-learn!
Improved usability and user satisfaction of the Refine Result feature in SciVerse Scopus by allowing users to see a preview of the top 20 results for the particular filtering element they are considering before they actually click on it. Additionally, the Refine table can be exported for analysis.We’ve added a contextual box to the Refine Results feature allowing you to see up-front what results may be included or excluded based on the options you choose.As well, you’ll notice that the related articles link has been moved to a more prominent place so that you can find relevant cross-disciplinary articles more easily.For those of you with access to both SciVerse Scopus and Embase, you’ll no doubt appreciate the newly added links between the two products which allow you to link directly - with a single click - from a record in Scopus to the same record in Embase (a specialized database for biomedical research).
Improve the visibility and utilization of the Scopus Related Document feature with one button click
Last but not least, we’ve added a new tab to Journal Analyzer so that you can see how many review articles appear in a particular journal. Previously this information was only available via an advanced search but since it can be particularly useful in assessing the quality of a journal we decided to make it more readily available.Percentage of documents in the year that are review articles.
Get a more comprehensive overview of your institute’s research output more quickly thanks to the newly improved affiliation search. It now incorporates a pre-constructed search form allowing you to easily search across appropriate affiliation fields in Scopus records, including affiliation, affiliation city, affiliation country, title, abstract and keyword.
The days of back-and-forth emails between you and our customer service department are over. You will be able to suggest changes to your profile on Scopus using our unique Author Feedback Wizard which will quickly guide you through a series of questions and options to select as appropriate. We’ve also re-named many of the functions in Author Profile to make them more intuitive for everyone.
The SciVerse Scopus Top 25 Most Downloaded Articles is a free service from Elsevier which adds value to their current paid subscriptions enabling them to:Rest assured that their researchers and authors are kept up-to-date in their research area(s); Identify which journals they may need in their subject collections based on actual usage by an ever-growing user base at over 1,000 institutes worldwide of 42.5 million records from more than 18,500 titles in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences; Identify and track the development of new research topics based on how individual articles are being downloaded (and later, cited); Identify and highlight/promote the work of their researchers if/when they are featured in the Top 25 lists; Further disseminate their entitled (subscribed) content; Measure their institute’s prestige based on a comparison of institutes with authors publishing in the same subject area.
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A platform delivering the right information and tools at the right time<br />41 million<br />abstracts<br />10 million<br />full text articles<br />15,000<br />e-books<br />300 million<br />web pages<br />13 society<br />sources<br />Pages<br />written by Scientific Experts only<br />Share<br />your knowledge and learn from others<br />23 million<br />patent files<br />18 institutional<br />repositories<br />
Recent ScienceDirect Updates:<br /><ul><li>Image Search for full-text articles and books (e.g. photos, tables, videos)
Integration of REFLECT, which offers contextual information on proteins, genes, and small molecules within articles
Reference Work Helper links to relevant reference works on ScienceDirect directly connected to a selected article
Incorporation of 3rd party content providers, NextBioand PANGAEA
Mobile Application available for iPhone!</li></li></ul><li>Includes figures, photos, tables, & videos<br />Image Search results in SciVerse ScienceDirect<br />
Related articles & Reference Works connect essential and fundamental information from reference works on SciVerse ScienceDirect. Users can easily access related basic knowledge for broadening their perspective or better understanding a new and unfamiliar topic.<br />
Reflect: highlighting proteins and chemicals<br />For Life Science users SciVerse ScienceDirect offers articles enriched with contextual information on proteins, genes, and small molecules as assembled by European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s service Reflect. Reflect recognizes proteins, genes, and small molecules from web pages, and link them to information-rich summaries. These can now be found directly from within the SciVerse ScienceDirect article.<br />
NextBio: highlighting relevant biomedical terms<br />Partnership with NextBio (Spring ‘09) has enhanced ScienceDirect content in the fields of life sciences, health sciences and chemistry<br />Directly on the article page, researchers will find the NextBio application <br />which presents key terms found in the selected article or book chapter<br />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<br />
SciVerse Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed scientific literature and web resources<br />
What’s the coverage? <br />43 million records<br />18,500 titles <br />17,800 peer-reviewed journals<br />5,000 international publishers<br />3,500 Arts & Humanities titles in 19 subject areas<br />600 trade publications<br />350 book series<br />“Articles-in-Press” from 3,000 journals<br />Full integration of the scientific web with:<br />- 380 million scientific Web pages<br /><ul><li> 23 million patents </li></ul>*Content is updated daily <br />~ 1.7 million records added per year<br />7,750 records added per day<br />
Allow for a direct comparison of journals, independent of their subject classification
Are integrated into the Scopus Journal Analyzer </li></li></ul><li>Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) <br />Measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.<br />The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.<br />
LIFE SCIENCES JOURNAL<br />Few citations, low impact<br />One citation = high value<br />Many citations, high impact<br />One citation = low value<br />SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) <br />SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that ‘all citations are not created equal’ <br />The subject field, quality, and reputation of the journal has a direct effect on the value of a citation<br />A journal’s prestige is shared equally between its citations<br />ARTS & HUMANITIES JOURNAL<br />Professor Félix de MoyaAnegón of the Centre for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS)<br />of the Spanish National ResearchCouncil (CSIC) in Madrid and director of SCImago<br />
h-index<br />h-index lists all publications in descending order by the number citations received to date<br />An author’s <br />h-index is the highest number of papers (h), that have each received at least h citations<br />Rates a scientist’s performance based on their career publications, as measured by the lifetime number of citations each article receives<br />Depends on both quantity (# of publications) and quality (# of citations) of a scientist’s publications<br />
2011 Scopus Highlights<br /><ul><li>Improve usability and user satisfaction of the Refine Result feature
2011 Scopus Highlights (cont’d)<br />Building on the versatile Refine window, Scopus now offers country as a search refinement option<br />To enable faster scanning of results, search terms will be expressed in bold on the results page <br />Now searches for URLs has been expanded to references <br />Improvement to advanced search usability on Scopus by making queries more legible with a larger and expandable search box and an outline formatted query. <br />Improved user satisfaction by streamlining the Author Profiling feedback process<br />
Update Author Profiles in a cinch!<br />http://www.scopusfeedback.com<br />
Save, email, print, or download results</li></ul>View results countand sort results<br />Link to full-text on publisher site or in library holdings (when available)<br />Managing Search Results<br />
Include or exclude terms to intelligently refine results<br />View record counts within results and export data or chart to analyze trends<br />Refine Search Results<br />Refine Results include:<br /><ul><li>Database (when searching multiple)
Mapping on Engineering Village<br /><ul><li>“Geographic Terms” field includes locations referenced most in the result set
Click “Show Map” button to see terms on map</li></li></ul><li>Mapping on Engineering Village<br /><ul><li>Results move down on the page, below map
Map pins correspond to “Geographic terms” </li></ul>Hint: Including geographic term is the same as clicking on map pin – both refine results!<br />
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