Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board

The Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) is an international group of scientists, researchers and librarians who represent the major scientific disciplines. Year round, the board members are responsible for reviewing all titles that are suggested to Scopus.

The CSAB is comprised of 16 Subject Chairs, each representing a specific subject field. The Board works with the Scopus team to understand how Scopus is used, what content is relevant for users and what enhancements should be made.

The recommendations of the CSAB directly influence the overall direction of Scopus and the prioritization of new content requests to ensure that Scopus content stays international and relevant.

Speaking with the Scopus CSAB:

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jrsack.gifProfessor & Chairman Jörg-Rüdiger Sack
Carleton University
CSAB Chair – Computer Science
Julie J. Li  Professor Julie J. Li
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR
CSAB Chair – Business, Management & Accounting; Economics, Econometrics & Finance
karenholland.jpgMs. Karen Holland
University of Salford
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair – Nursing; Health Professions; Education
richardwhatmore.gifProfessor Richard Whatmore
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair – Arts & Humanities
jameswright.jpgProfessor James D. Wright
University of Central Florida
United States of America
CSAB Chair – Social Sciences
  Professor Melinda C. Mills
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair - Social Sciences
petermiller.jpgProfessor Peter Miller
Medical University of South Carolina
United States of America
CSAB Chair –  Psychology, Dentistry,
and Veterinary Sciences
peterstambrook.gifProfessor Peter Stambrook
University of Cincinnati
United States of America
CSAB Chair – Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics;
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;
peter_brimblecombe.gifProfessor Peter Brimblecombe
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR
CSAB Chair – Environmental Science
davidrew.jpgDr. David Rew
University Hospital of Southampton
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair – Medicine
evanbieske.jpgProfessor Evan Bieske
University of Melbourne
CSAB Chair – Physics & Astronomy,
Chemical Engineering,
Energy, Material Sciences
manolispapadrakakis.jpgProfessor Manolis Papadrakakis
National Technical University Athens
CSAB Chair – Engineering
dondingwell.jpgProfessor Dr. Donald Dingwell
University of Munich
CSAB Chair – Earth & Planetary Science
raina.gifProfessor Ashok Raina
TATA Institute of
Fundamental Research
CSAB Chair – Mathematics
karin.jpgProfessor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
Cardiff University
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair - Language, Linguistics, Communication and Media
david.jpgProfessor David Nelken
King’s College London
United Kingdom
CSAB Chair – Law, Crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice
c-kessel.jpgProfessor Chris van Kessel
University of California
CSAB Chair - Agriculture and Biological Sciences
wouter_gerritsma.jpgWouter Gerritsma ✝
VU University Library
The Netherlands
CSAB Chair – Digital Systems & Innovation

In Memoriam Wouter Gerritsma ✝

It is with great shock and utter sadness that we are dealing with the passing of Wouter Gerritsma. Wouter has been part of the Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) since 2011 and has proven to be invaluable, both on academic and personal level. During his remarkable career in Library Sciences and as WoW!ter on social media, Scopus was fortunate to have him as a member of the board.

CSAB member Evan Bieske remembers: ‘During CSAB meetings Wouter would crisply dissect situations and strategies. When he talked everyone would listen because they knew they were about to receive a fresh perspective, informed by Wouter’s unparalleled understanding of scholarly publications and the systems for the generation and analysis of citation metrics. His contributions were invariably constructive, and often leavened with playful insults or humour.’

Besides his professional contribution to the CSAB, Wouter also became a highly valued friend to many of us. CSAB member Karen Holland: ‘I remember Wouter in his navy jacket and jeans and always carrying around his camera and tripod to every meeting we had. He would take pictures of everything and everyone and share stories about his family.’

We have all experienced Wouter as a highly knowledgeable and respected person and Wouter not being part of the CSAB anymore will be difficult to digest and difficult to come to terms with.

Wouter, you will be dearly missed.