Scopus Powers 'Research Trends'

A new bi-monthly newsletter providing objective, up-to-the-minute insights into scientific trends based on bibliometric analysis

Amsterdam – October 1, 2007 – Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research, today announced that it launched a free bi-monthly newsletter reporting on research performance issues last Friday. Research Trends will provide up-to-date insights into the state of science through thought-provoking articles based on bibliometric data. This data is analyzed and interpreted by a team of internal and external experts in the field of bibliometrics.

Developed in response to the increasing demand for quality research performance measurement (RPM) and trend-related information by deans, researchers and funding bodies, Research Trends is an essential resource for these target groups.

Each issue will focus on five areas of interest: the value of bibliometric measures, trends in research, country trends, expert opinion and the citation choices of individual authors. The first issue of Research Trends features articles on the history of Scientometrics, government policy and its effects on research output in Turkey, a top cited percentile overview for 10 countries, as well as an interview with Prof. Dr. Leo Egghe, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Informetrics and developer of the g-index.

"Scopus is at the forefront of developing ways for researchers, scientists and funding bodies to measure research output," said Jay Katzen, Managing Director Academic & Government, Elsevier. "Research Trends is a way to stay connected to the issues; it provides useful, unbiased insights from recognized leaders in the RPM arena to the research community at large."

To sign up for Research Trends, please visit

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About Scopus
Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus is designed and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, 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

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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