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.

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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
  • Use APIs to showcase citation counts for your work. Learn more about Scopus APIs

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

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


  • 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

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