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Scopus
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Scopus is Elsevier’s abstract and citation database launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles (22,794 active titles and 13,583 inactive titles) from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences. It covers three types of sources: book series, journals, and trade journals. All journals covered in the Scopus database are reviewed for sufficiently high quality each year according to four types of numerical quality measure for each title; those are h-Index, CiteScore, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper).Searches in Scopus also incorporate searches of patent databases.[1]
Scopus
ProducerElsevier (Netherland)
Languages40 languages
Access
ProvidersElsevier
CostSubscription
Coverage
DisciplinesLife sciences; social sciences; physical sciences; health sciences
Record depth41,462 indexed titles (2021)
Format coveragecsv, BibText, ASCII, RIS
Temporal coverage1788–present
Geospatial coverageWorldwide
No. of records82.4 million
Update frequencydiary
Links
Websitehttps://www.scopus.com
Title list(s)https://www.scopus.com/sources
Overview
Comparing ease of use and coverage of Scopus and the Web of Science (WOS), a 2006 study concluded that "Scopus is easy to navigate, even for the novice user. ... The ability to search both forward and backward from a particular citation would be very helpful to the researcher. The multidisciplinary aspect allows the researcher to easily search outside of his discipline" and "One advantage of WOS over Scopus is the depth of coverage, with the full WOS database going back to 1945 and Scopus going back to 1966. However, Scopus and WOS complement each other as neither resource is all inclusive."[2]
Scopus also offers author profiles which cover affiliations, number of publications and their bibliographic data, references, and details on the number of citations each published document has received. It has alerting features that allows registered users to track changes to a profile and a facility to calculate authors' h-index. In 2016, a free website, Scopus CiteScore,[3] was introduced. It provides citation data for all 25,000+ active titles such as journals, conference proceedings and books in Scopus and provides an alternative to the impact factor.
Scopus IDs for individual authors can be integrated with the non-proprietary digital identifier ORCID.[4]
In 2018, Scopus started embedding partial information about the open access status of works, using Unpaywall data.[5]
Content selection and advisory board
Since Elsevier is the owner of Scopus and is also one of the main international publishers of scientific journals, an independent and international Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board was established in 2009 to prevent a potential conflict of interest in the choice of journals to be included in the database and to maintain an open and transparent content coverage policy, regardless of publisher.[6] The board consists of scientists and subject librarians. In September 2019, UGC of India rejected a list of 327 SCOPUS indexed journals from its list.[7]. The board claims to have a re-evaluation policy on titles with unusual increase in the number of published articles [8] and has discontinued a long list of journals published by some small Open Access publishers. However, this policy does not hold for some relatively big publishers like MDPI. The publisher has long list of journals that publish thousands of articles per year. For instance, the number of articles published by Sustainability [9] has increased from 279 in 2013 to 10,671 in 2020 [10]. MDPI claims to have a Rapid_reviews and in some cases and the process of the final review occurs less than one or two business days. [11]. While CSAB team considers this normal, they punish small Open Access publishers for this reason by discontinuing from Scopus database labeling Publication Concern [12].
SCImago Journal Rank
Main article: SCImago Journal Rank
This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (July 2018)
According to the Scimago Journal Rankings, as of 2016, Nature had the highest h-index, at 1011,[13] and CA - A Cancer Journal for Clinicians[14] had the highest SJR of 39.285, and CiteScore 2016 (89.23 in the 99th percentile). Scimagojr.com provides country ranking based on Total Published Documents, Citable documents, Citations, Self-Citations, Citations per Document and h-index. As per this website, as of 2019, the United States (h-index : 2222) was in first place, the United Kingdom (h-index : 1373) was in the second place and Germany (h-index : 1203) was in third place based on national h-index.[15]
See also
References
  1. ^ Kulkarni, A. V.; Aziz, B.; Shams, I.; Busse, J. W. (2009). "Comparisons of Citations in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar for Articles Published in General Medical Journals". JAMA. 302 (10): 1092–6. doi​:​10.1001/jama.2009.1307​. PMID 19738094.
  2. ^ Burnham, JF (2006). "Scopus database: A review". Biomedical Digital Libraries. 3: 1. doi​:​10.1186/1742-5581-3-1​. PMC 1420322. PMID 16522216.
  3. ^ "Sources". Scopus.
  4. ^ "Scopus2Orcid". Scopus. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  5. ^ Else, Holly (15 August 2018). "How Unpaywall is transforming open science". Nature. 560 (7718): 290–291. Bibcode​:​2018Natur.560..290E​. doi​:​10.1038/d41586-018-05968-3​. PMID 30111793.
  6. ^ "Scopus Content Overview: Content Policy and Selection". Scopus Info. Elsevier. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  7. ^ Sharma, Kritika (18 September 2019). "UGC says publishing paper in de-recognised journals will affect promotion & appointment". ThePrint. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  8. ^ https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scopus/how-scopus-works/content
  9. ^ https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability
  10. ^ http://www.Scopus.com
  11. ^ https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability
  12. ^ https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scopus/how-scopus-works/content
  13. ^ "Nature". www.scimagojr.com. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  14. ^ "CA - A Cancer Journal for Clinicians". www.scimagojr.com.
  15. ^ "Scimago Journal & Country Rank".
External links
Wikidata has the properties:
Scopus author ID (P1153) (see uses)
Scopus EID (P1154) (see uses)
Scopus affiliation ID (P1155) (see uses)
Scopus source ID (P1156) (see uses)
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