Academic Institutions: Access to relevant content to empower research productivity

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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

The demands on researchers to stay productive and increase research output are considerable, so tools that can simplify processes and inform decision-making are crucial. Scopus supports researchers and authors with:

  • Searching for relevant topics/articles during the literature review phase
  • Deciding where to publish – analyze the top journals and authors in your discipline
  • Finding information to support your grant or other applications
  • Exploring how many citations an article or author has received, and identifying potential collaborators
  • Discovering who is citing you
  • Using APIs to showcase citation counts for your work.

Editors & Reviewers

With the explosion of published content, the strain on editors and reviewers is increasing. Tools that provide insights into publishing trends and authorship, while easing the review process, are essential. Scopus supports editors and reviewers with:

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  • Identifying and contact potential editorial board members
  • Evaluating an author's previously published work
  • Finding and evaluating referees and authors for review papers and thematic issues
  • Quickly reviewing performance and coverage of other journals
  • Monitoring journal trends: for example, comparing the current scope of a journal with citation patterns to see if a shift has occurred

Educators & Students

Educators and students need access to the latest research and data to inform and enhance classroom learning and support writing assignments. Scopus supports educators and students with:

  • Finding resources to complement course materials; locating articles and images to enhance lectures and engage students' interest
  • Identifying articles to inform the literature review process and support development of research papers and theses

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Librarians

Librarians are a driving force in scientific discovery, guiding researchers and institutions towards relevant information and data more efficiently. Scopus supports librarians with:

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  • Providing users with a global, comprehensive abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed content
  • Linking quickly and accurately to full-text scientific articles, optimizing your institution's investments
  • Increasing the visibility of and access to other library resources
  • Informing collection management decisions through analysis of highly-cited articles and journals

Research Administrators

Administrators are charged with ensuring the requisite return on research investment, and allocating the appropriate resources where necessary. Scopus supports administrators with:

  • Assessing the scientific output of individual researchers or of your institution
  • Allocating financial resources to researchers or departments by tracking impact
  • Checking a researcher and tenure candidate's production, citations and h-index, and comparing them to others in the same subject area

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