Cite alert - FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How does CiteAlert benefit the author?

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An author is informed about research that is of interest to them.
An author is informed where their articles have been cited as they are cited.
Authors gain professional recognition and exposure for their work.

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What are the benefits for Elsevier?

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Elsevier would like to increase visibility and citations to Elsevier articles.
Further Elsevier would like to enable authors of similar interests and research to link to each other.

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Will this service give more attention to new journals?

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Yes, by increasing the visibility of a new journal the attention of the new journal will be naturally increased.

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Are CiteAlerts sent to authors of articles published from all publishers?

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Yes! CiteAlert is sent to authors from any publication, so long as the published article is found in Scopus and the article is cited by a new article published in ScienceDirect.

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How far back do the articles published go?

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Articles go back to 2005. 


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Doesn't Scopus already have such a service?

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Yes, the difference with CiteAlert and the Scopus' service is that you have to register to Scopus' service whereas you do not have to register to receive a CiteAlert.

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Can people opt-out of CiteAlert?

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Yes, they can and then they won't receive emails from us anymore. We request opt-ins to authors who have never had a relationship with Elsevier in the past.

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Do authors receive an overview of all their citations?

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No, they only receive reports of citations from newly published articles by an Elsevier journal.