To keep track of what's happening in your research world, turn to Scopus. Across all research fields — science, mathematics, engineering, technology, health and medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities — Scopus delivers the broadest overview of global, interdisciplinary scientific information. Content on Scopus comes from over 5,000 publishers and must be reviewed and selected by an independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) to be, and continue to be, indexed on Scopus.

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Updated daily, content indexed on Scopus delivers all metadata as  provided by publishers, including: author(s), affiliation(s), document title, year, electronic identification (EID), source title, volume/issue/pages, citation count(s), source, document type and digital object identifier (DOI) and more. This rich metadata not only enables more precise search and retrieval of scientific information, but can also be integrated into other websites and platforms through our API program. Both the data quality and comprehensive coverage Scopus provides, continue to make Scopus the selected database provider for research assessment and evaluation purposes by leading ranking organizations, including Times Higher Education (THE), QS World University Rankings, MacLean’s, and US News and World Report.

Content types included on Scopus are either serial publications that have an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) such as journals, book series and some conference series, or non-serial publications that have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) like one-off book publications or one-off conferences.  To check if a title is on Scopus, visit the freely available Source Title page, or consult the titles lists below.


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Historical Depth

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Over the past 3 years, Scopus has added over 195 million more cited references dating back to 1970, to complement the database's existing records that date back 1788 and further increase the depth of content. More cited references mean:

  • more extensive bibliometric and historic trend analysis
  • more complete author profiles
  • improved h-index measures for authors who began publishing prior to 1996

Additionally, over 4.5 million articles have been reprocessed to index more cited references on Scopus, adding ~7.5 million pre-1996 article abstracts for users to discover. With over 1.4 billion cited references now on Scopus, each paper indexed has, on average, 10-15% more citations than our nearest competitor.

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Content included on Scopus is carefully curated and ultimately selected by the independent Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB), an international group of scientists, researchers and librarians who represent the major scientific disciplines. Year round, the board members are responsible for reviewing all new titles that are suggested to Scopus, in addition to reviewing and ensuring the quality of existing content is maintained.


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