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Scopus Data

Scopus analyzes an immense pool of information to deliver reliable source-neutral data and metrics you can use to derive actionable insights about institutions, authors and research areas.

Scopus data is a trusted source for informing research planning and decision-making for institutions, ranking organizations, funding agencies and governments around the world.

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About Scopus data

When researchers publish their findings, they also publish a wealth of information beyond the science or subject matter — details such as how the research was funded, who contributed, and how it has been used, cited and applied. Scopus collects this information from thousands of platforms, institutions and publishers, including details such as:

  • Citations of published works

  • Names and institutions of contributing authors

  • Funding sources

  • Awarded grants

  • Policy citations

Scopus collects, processes and organizes this data to create a comprehensive information source for scientific research.

Questions Scopus data can answer

With Scopus data, you can analyze and evaluate:

  • Your organization’s total research output based on citations of published literature to assess productivity and to identify emerging trends

  • Output of researchers within your organization to identify potential multi- or interdisciplinary projects or for tenure and promotion considerations

  • Output of researchers from other institutions for potential collaborations, team science projects or recruiting and hiring decisions

  • Your organization’s research in SDG areas to assess progress and align sustainability strategies

“You can’t compare other products to Scopus — no other output metrics offer the same kind of depth and coverage. is the kind of information that administrators and the Office of Research seek all the time.”

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Hector R. Perez-Gilbe

Research Librarian for the Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine (USA)

Evaluate the research landscape with confidence

Scopus features a rich variety of metrics, including SNIP, SJR, PlumX, h-index and CiteScore®.

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Journal-level metrics

Scopus APIs

Generate custom reports and deep-dive into the data with Scopus APIs. Available to Scopus-subscribing academic institutions only, our APIs provide access to rich citation data, metadata and abstracts from scholarly journals as indexed by Scopus.

Scopus APIs allow you to display relevant information pulled from Scopus on institutional domains, including researchers’ websites. You can also embed Scopus data in other applications such as:

  • Research Information Management (RIM) systems such as Pure

  • Institutional Repository (IR) systems like Digital Commons

  • Publicly accessible research portals, such as Pure Portals

Use Scopus APIs to:

  • Benchmark the output and performance of researchers at your institution

  • Identify other institutions and researchers for collaboration or team science projects

  • Detect emerging research trends through text mining

Scopus also has a federated search API so librarians can implement a single search across all their subscribed digital scholarly resources.

Learn how Scopus can help your organization achieve its goals.

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