Scopus Empowers Researchers with new Citation Tracker

Scopus introduces a new User-friendly way to Find and Evaluate Research Information using Citation Data

Amsterdam – January 23, 2006 – Scopus®, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of research information and quality Web sources, today announced the Scopus Citation Tracker, a new feature available to all subscribers that enables researchers to easily evaluate research using citation data. The Scopus Citation Tracker empowers researchers and librarians by providing them with a user-friendly way to more easily and efficiently check and track citation data for the purposes of gaining intelligence about articles, authors, their own published work and research trends.

For decades citation data has been recognized as a cornerstone for evaluating the importance or influence of specific research. The result of intensive development with librarians and researchers, the Scopus Citation Tracker offers at-a-glance intelligence about the influence of a set of articles, an author or group of authors over time, so users can quickly spot trends. Users can control the specific articles and date ranges they want to evaluate and easily navigate through the cited and citing literature using a visual table of citations broken down by article and chronology.

“Users told us they wanted to move away from pre-defined metrics, and analyze what's going on at the level of the individual author or article,” said Amanda Spiteri, product marketing director at Elsevier. “Scopus now provides them with a tool where they themselves can select what to analyze in terms of subject area, named individuals and over which time period – all at the touch of a button and with the most up to date information.”

The Scopus Citation Tracker is the first and only product to give an on-the-spot overview of citation data for any set of articles over a date range selected by the user. The Scopus Citation Tracker makes it quick and easy for users to:

“The new citation tool from Scopus offers broad functionality and quick and easy-to-use access,” said Nejc Jakopin, chair of the strategic management department at the Mercator School of Management at the University of Duisburg-Essen. “It is ideal for researchers interested in finding out more about their own colleagues, journals, and research areas, and for tracking citation influence.”

About Scopus
Covering the world’s research literature, Scopus is the largest and easiest- to-use navigation tool ever built. Scopus is designed and developed with over 300 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 titles from 4,000 different publishers, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also integrates Web and patent searches directly from its clean and simple interface. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please visit www.info.scopus.com.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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