Subscribe to Scopus
Scopus is available as an annual subscription. Under the terms of the agreement, Scopus can be used by anyone who accesses it from within a subscribing institution or organization. Remote access and/or access by walk-in users may be granted at the discretion of the library and is an option within the Scopus agreement. The subscription price for Scopus varies according to the size and research output of the institution or organization, as well as by geographic location. View a Scopus sample subscription agreement. If you would like more information about Scopus or wish to purchase a subscription, please visit the Contacts & Support page.
Activate your Scopus subscription
Once your account is activated, Scopus access can be set up according to your preference of:
- Your institutional IP address range
- A list of usernames and passwords that you supply
- Shibboleth and/or OpenAthens authentication service
The Scopus Admin Tool also allows you or your Scopus administrator to grant remote access to a user or groups of users. To learn more about the Admin Tool, download the tip sheet or view the tutorial.
Promote Scopus to your users
The Scopus library loop video is a fast and easy way to promote Scopus to your users on open monitors throughout your library. Created in PowerPoint, you have the option to customize the first and last slide with your institution and library name. A universal version without the customization feature is also available. The full range of format choices are:
The Promoting Scopus Toolkit (opens as a zip file) contains materials to help you promote Scopus to your users. Resources that you can download and use include:
- Email to library users template: Customize this HTML template with your library information and then spread the word about Scopus' availability to your user community
- Poster: Print on A4 or 11x17 paper and post in any high traffic areas
- Tabletop tent card: Print on A4 or Letter-sized 110# card stock (or equivalent), fold and display at workstations, on tables and in cubicles throughout the library or wherever your users are
- Web buttons: Use these simple Scopus icons on your library website either as an image to accompany text or embed a URL to create a hyperlink; Option 1 works best on a light background and Option 2 is designed for display on a dark background
Below is a one line Scopus product description that can be cut and pasted into a library catalog or website:
- Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research.
Manage your Scopus account
The Admin Tool gives you control of and helps you manage your Scopus subscription. Access to the Admin Tool is given during account set up. If you need to request access to the Admin Tool, or if you need to identify the Scopus administrator(s) for your institution or organization, please contact the Elsevier Customer Service team located closest to you.
Elsevier offers Scopus administrators monthly or annual COUNTER Code of Practice 4 compliant usage reports through our Usage Reports site. Usage data is continuously tracked and stored, and administrators receive an email each month when new data is available.
- This set of reports tracks the number of searches within your account, the average time spent on Scopus, and other user behaviors.
In addition to providing COUNTER COP 4 usage reports, Elsevier is also a SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) compliant content provider. To activate SUSHI services and reports from Elsevier, please complete the appropriate application form from the list below.
- New user application for SUSHI
- SUSHI service provider application form
- Guide for using SUSHI services and reports from Elsevier
- Guide to COUNTER reports available from Elsevier
If you need to identify the Scopus administrator(s) for your institution or organization, please contact Elsevier customer service.
On myElsevier.com you can manage your Elsevier account online. Use it to renew your Scopus subscription, explore the Elsevier portfolio, view your current holdings and order additional products.
Find helpful videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/myElsevier
Get Scopus training & help
The Librarians Area of TrainingDesk helps you learn to manage Scopus and other Elsevier products and services. Short videos and tip sheets show you how to use the Admin Tool, manage user IDs, grant remote access, change settings, generate reports, create ORCID (Open Researcher &Contributor ID) records and more.
To help your users get the most out of every Scopus session, direct them to Scopus on the TrainingDesk.
Get help whenever you need it. Context-sensitive Help is accessible from every Scopus page to assist you and your users with the specific task being performed. Plus we offer Live Chat when time is of the essence.
For questions about your Scopus account, please contact your Elsevier Account Manager or the Elsevier Customer Service team closest to you.