Cited Reference Search
in
Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library May 2014
Scopus, the largest abstract and citation da...
Disambiguation….
Valid data = Valid metrics
Accurate attribution of research products is the
most important first step in ...
Choose ‘Author Search’ tab
Enter author’s name in in
correct format. In most
cases, do not select ‘exact
matches’.
Scopus groups authors to
aid in disambiguation. In
this example, Dr. Parks
has one author profile
(as it should be).
Select author(s) and
choose
‘Show Documents’
Select only those articles
attributable to author
View Citation
Overview
Change date range, if
desired
H index
Can print or export
the data
More than one author profile
• Occasionally an author will have more than
one profile
• What to do??
– Authors should use ...
Scopus groups authors
to aid in
disambiguation. In this
example, all grouped
authors are the same
person.
Multiple Author ...
To correct profile errors…
Dr. Mao should use
the ‘Request to
merge authors ’ link
to merge her
profiles. At this
point, s...
Questions??
• Linda Galloway, galloway@syr.edu
• Scopus Citation Overview help:
http://help.scopus.com
Linda Galloway Syra...
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Directions to help perform an author cited reference search in Scopus. This is my (Linda Galloway's) preferred method.

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Scopus Cited Reference Search - 2014 Update

  1. 1. Cited Reference Search in Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library May 2014 Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus’ 50 million records consist of: • 29 million records, including references, going back to 1995 (84% include abstracts) • 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers • 5.5 million conference papers • “Articles-in-Press” from more than 3,850 journals and publishers • 21 million pre-1996 records going back as far as 1823 • Scopus also cross-searches 25.2 million patents from five patent offices
  2. 2. Disambiguation…. Valid data = Valid metrics Accurate attribution of research products is the most important first step in a citation analyses. • Scholarly authors are assigned many identifiers such as Scopus Author ID, Web of Science Researcher ID, institutional ID’s • Scholars should register for an ORCID - Open Researcher Identifier – this ID is supported by many publishers & platforms. • Scholars can claim and make public their Google Scholar profile Linda Galloway
  3. 3. Choose ‘Author Search’ tab Enter author’s name in in correct format. In most cases, do not select ‘exact matches’.
  4. 4. Scopus groups authors to aid in disambiguation. In this example, Dr. Parks has one author profile (as it should be).
  5. 5. Select author(s) and choose ‘Show Documents’
  6. 6. Select only those articles attributable to author
  7. 7. View Citation Overview
  8. 8. Change date range, if desired H index
  9. 9. Can print or export the data
  10. 10. More than one author profile • Occasionally an author will have more than one profile • What to do?? – Authors should use an ORCID to uniquely identify their works. – Authors (or librarians) can request to merge author profiles in Scopus – be very careful about correct attribution of works!
  11. 11. Scopus groups authors to aid in disambiguation. In this example, all grouped authors are the same person. Multiple Author Profiles In this case, an author has more than one Scopus profile…
  12. 12. To correct profile errors… Dr. Mao should use the ‘Request to merge authors ’ link to merge her profiles. At this point, she has three Author ID’s in Scopus.
  13. 13. Questions?? • Linda Galloway, galloway@syr.edu • Scopus Citation Overview help: http://help.scopus.com Linda Galloway Syracuse University Library May 2014

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