Academic institutions: Empower research productivity & scholarship

Scopus is designed to serve the 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 the 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, such as locating new 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
  • Uncover literature in adjacent disciplines to foster interdisciplinary exploration
  • Help students understand the scholarly conversation of a topic through reference lists and cited articles

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Librarians are a driving force in information literacy and discovery, guiding researchers, students and instructors toward relevant resources, 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 publications
  • Linking quickly and accurately to full-text articles, optimizing the 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

How can access to more interdisciplinary information help your students be successful in your curricula?

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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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Customer Stories

University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNMC’s librarians encourage students and researchers to leverage Scopus at every stage of their career.

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University of California, Davis Health Care

Bruce Abbott, health librarian at UC Davis Health, discusses his go-to database for systematic reviews.

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University of California, Irvine

UC Irvine and UCI Health are leveraging Scopus to monitor, manage and measure research.

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Power your top research priorities with better data

Leading institutions in today’s complex world of research demand top-quality data to inform priorities and drive mission success. Discover how Scopus data bring critical acumen to strategic decision-making in five research priorities: stimulating economic development, attracting top talent, winning funding, forming cross-sectors partnerships and strengthening reputation.

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