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The A&I research discovery solution for academia, business and government.

From researchers pursuing scientific breakthroughs to academic institutions and government agencies evaluating research, Scopus is the abstract and indexing database of choice. Worldwide, Scopus is used by more than 3,000 academic, government and corporate institutions and is the main data source that supports the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio.

Corporate

For corporate users, Scopus can help you stay abreast of scientific developments, track key research, identify key opinion leaders and stay ahead of your competition. Using Scopus, businesses can drive discovery and innovation forward and gain insights to make smart business decisions.

Research Managers

  • Accelerate the discovery process by improving research productivity and effectiveness – improving time-to-market
  • Facilitate knowledge-based decision-making and the validation process – limiting dead-ends and failures
  • Benchmark against competitors and identify their strengths and weaknesses – finding the white space in a market
  • Discover key opinion leaders – find the best minds in a specific field of study/industry
  • Check job candidates' production, citations and h-index and compare them to others in the same field

Librarians

  • Provide users in multiple sites across the globe with a world-class, comprehensive abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed content
  • Link quickly and accurately to full-text articles and books, optimizing your company's investments
  • Increase the visibility of and access to other library resources
  • Inform collection management decisions through analysis of highly cited articles, journals and journals

Researchers & Authors

  • Search for relevant topics/articles during the literature review phase or patent searches
  • Decide where to publish – analyze the top journals and authors in your discipline
  • Discover who is citing you
  • Explore how many citations an article or author has received and identify potential collaborators
  • Keep current with the latest developments in the academic and government sectors

Government and Funding Agencies

In addition to its strengths as a search and discovery tool, Scopus is the main data source for Elsevier's SciVal. Scopus data, as utilized in SciVal, can help guide your institution's overall strategic direction, assess its status relative to other institutions, identify funding resources, enable collaboration and measure researcher performance. Additionally, Scopus Custom Data and Elsevier Analytical Services can provide data-driven insights into research trends and overall impact.

Administrators

  • Assess the scientific output of individual researchers or of your institution
  • Allocate financial resources to researchers or departments by tracking impact
  • Check researcher and tenure candidates' production, citations, and h-index and compare them to others in the same subject area

Librarians

  • Provide users with a global, comprehensive abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed content
  • Link quickly and accurately to full-text articles, optimizing your institution's investments
  • Increase the visibility of and access to other library resources
  • Inform collection management decisions through analysis of highly cited articles and journals

Researchers & Authors

  • Search for relevant topics/articles during the literature review phase
  • Decide where to publish – analyze the top journals and authors in your discipline
  • Discover who is citing you, and how many citations an article or author has received; identify potential collaborators
  • Find information to support your grant or other applications

Editors & Reviewers

  • Identify and contact potential editorial board members
  • Evaluate an author's previously published work
  • Find and evaluate referees and authors for review papers and thematic issues
  • Quickly review performance and coverage of other journals
  • Monitor journal trends: for example, compare the current scope of a journal with citation patterns to see if a shift has occurred

Academic Institutions

Scopus is designed to serve the research information needs of researchers, educators, administrators, students and librarians across the entire academic community. Whether searching for specific information or browsing topics, authors, journals or books, Scopus provides precise entry points to peer-reviewed literature in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Librarians

  • Provide users with a global, comprehensive abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed content
  • Link quickly and accurately to full-text articles, optimizing your institution's investments
  • Increase the visibility of and access to other library resources
  • Inform collection management decisions through analysis of highly cited articles, journals and books

Researchers & Authors

  • Search for relevant topics/articles during the literature review phase
  • Decide where to publish – analyze the top journals and authors in your discipline
  • Discover who is citing you
  • Explore how many citations an article or author has received, and identify potential collaborators
  • Find information to support your grant or other applications

Research Administrators

  • Assess the scientific output of individual researchers or of your institution
  • Allocate financial resources to researchers or departments by tracking impact
  • Check a researcher and tenure candidate's production, citations and h-index and compare them to others in the same subject area

Educators & Students

  • Find resources to complement course materials; locate articles and images to enhance lectures and engage students' interest
  • Identify articles to inform the literature review process and support development of research papers and theses

Editors & Reviewers

  • Identify and contact potential editorial board members
  • Evaluate an author's previously published work
  • Find and evaluate referees and authors for review papers and thematic issues
  • Quickly review performance and coverage of other journals
  • Monitor journal trends: for example, compare the current scope of a journal with citation patterns to see if a shift has occurred