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Agenda. A review of Scopus Today. A powerful subject search. Articles published by Iranian institutions. Citation tracking. Recent development. H-index. A new trend…. What is Scopus?. Focused web information. 15,100 titles. STM & Social sciences.

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  • A review of Scopus Today.

  • A powerful subject search.

  • Articles published by Iranian institutions.

  • Citation tracking.

  • Recent development.

  • H-index. A new trend…

What is Scopus?




15,100 titles




World’sLargestAbstract & CitationDatabase




4,000 publishers

240 million scholarly

Web items, E-prints,

theses, dissertations,

13 M patents

Intuitive search and browse functionality

15% Elsevier sources

85% other publishers

Fastest route to FullText









The broadest source of STM and Social Sciences information

15,100 titles from > 4,000 publishers

Life & Health

(100% Medline)







Social Sciences





What subject areas are included in Social Sciences?

  • Law

  • Library and Information Sciences

  • Life-Span and Life-Course studies

  • Linguistics and Language

  • Political Science and International

  • Relations

  • Public Administration

  • Safety Research

  • Sociology and Political Science

  • Transportation

  • Urban Studies

  • Anthropology

  • Archaeology

  • Communication

  • Cultural Studies

  • Demography

  • Development

  • Education

  • Gender Studies

  • Geography, Planning

  • and Development

  • Health (Social Science)

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

Social Sciences, Psychology, Economics

Valuable archive included


  • Abstract28 million

  • +1.1 million per year

  • Cited References

  • 248 million

  • 10 years

  • + 25 million each year

  • Currency

  • Updated daily



15,100 current journal sources

Geographical spread of content

Iranian Titles indexed into

Content Policy

  • Scopus aims to be the most comprehensive single point of access for STM and social science information

  • Additions to content are defined by user demand and prioritized by Content Selection Committee of Scientists and subject librarians

  • We welcome electronic-only sources including Open Access journals (currently 535 OA titles indexed)

  • Scopus covers journals from all geographical regions including non-English titles (with English abstracts)

Example 1Search for articles in “Gene therapy”


Results page

Articles, websites, patents

Sort by highest cited article

Refine Results

Link to Full Text

Links to 3 most recent citing articles

Author Details plus link to all papers written by same author

Link to record

abstracts + references page

abstracts + references page

# of times cited

Link to other articles by this author

Example 2:Articles published by Iranian institutions


Articles published by Iranian


Articles published by Iranian


Articles published in Iran

Articles published by Iranian


Example 3:Author search: Prof W. Nierman

Identify the author of interest

View articles published byProf W Nierman

Citation overview – articles by Prof W Nierman

Citation overview – articles by Prof W Nierman

Track citation of your subject/affiliation search!

Citation overview – view citing articles

Recent development

Author searching: The Problem

  • How to distinguish between an author’s articles and those of another authors sharing the same name?

  • How to group an author’s articles together when his or her name has been recorded in different ways? (e.g. Stambrook, P and Stambrook, P.J.)

Solving the Problem

We have approached solving these problems by using the data available in the publication records such as…

  • Author Names

  • Affiliation

  • Co-authors

  • Self citations

  • Source title

  • Subject area

    …and used this data to group articles that belong to a specific author.

    So how does Author Identifier work?

  • Use the Author Search to find an author of interest

  • An author results list is displayed, showing preferred author name and the name variants

Click here

Click “152” to view this author’ s documents

Author Details page

  • Results of author document search

  • Returning to the Author Details page, check who has cited this author’s work

  • All documents which cite a specific author

  • Returning to the Author Details page, click to view the Citation Tracker for this author

  • Click Co-authors “73” to view authors who have written with this author

  • Here you can browse the co-authors of the original author

  • Why are there some unmatched documents?

  • The Author Results page (and the author details page) includes a feedback option...

…authors can suggest amendments or updates to their own article information

Evaluating authors. A new trend…

Author (1): Hirsch-index

  • Published by Jorge E. Hirsch in August 2005

  • Consequently, subject to discussion amongst scholars

  • Generally well-received (Ball, 2005; Van Raan, 2005; Moed, 2005; Popov, 2005)

    Nature (2005):

    ‘The h-index is the highest number of papers a scientist

    has that have at least that number of citations.’

Author A

Author B

Calculating the H-index

Funding applications

  • Two specific areas where Scopus data can be used in completing a grant application

    • Bibliography and references cited

    • Biographical sketch – publications

  • These elements are typically required by a wide range of granting bodies including:

    • National Instituties of Health (US):

    • Office of Science (US Dept of Energy):,

    • The National Academies (US):

    • Medical Research Council (UK):

Biographical sketch – a detailed example

NASA asks for:“a bibliography of recent publications, especially those relevant to the proposed investigation.”

Biographical sketch – a detailed example

Research Centre for Gastroenterology and Liver Disease (Tehran), proposal questionnaire:

“…What is known about the problem (both at national and international level). This is essentially a literature review. The citations should be numbered sequentially on ascending order...”

Use the Author Search to search on your name

Click through to your papers

Select your five most recent publications and add to My List

Save your list

Create bibliography

Select the appropriate format and hit ‘create’

Your bibliography is formatted and ready to attach to your application

You can also create a citation overview of your most highly-cited articles

And easily export to Excel

Any technical difficulties to access

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