Scopus is a multidisciplinary citation index published by Elsevier. Currently, Scopus contents include:
Title-level recommendations are made by Scopus's Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB), an advisory board independent of Scopus, with representation from researchers, scientists, and librarians from across disciplines. CSAB members are required to indicate any conflicts of interest when reviewing titles, and they apply Scopus's Content Policy and Selection criteria when recommending a title for inclusion into Scopus.
Author profiles are discoverable in Scopus by searching author name (Last, First) or ORCID; users may narrow results by limiting or excluding institutional affiliations, cities, and countries/territories.
Additionally, Scopus employs an algorithm to create the Scopus Author Identifier, which automatically assigns authors a unique number and groups like publications. It is important to remember that the author profile reflects only that content indexed by Scopus and may not reflect the full scope of an author's contributions, as some publications, presentations, and other works that are not indexed by Scopus may be missing. Authors should review their profiles to ensure that publications have been correctly attributed to them.
Metrics available through author profiles include:
Users can also set document and author citation alerts for each author, and they can also export author data to SciVal for more analysis.
Three different journal metrics can be obtained through Scopus:
To find journals within Scopus, select Sources from the landing page and then search for the publication by title, ISSN, publisher, or subject area. Source pages may contain the current CiteScore, SJR, and SNIP scores. Historical CiteScores, as well as the formula for calculating these, can also be found along with the publication's rank and percentile within each category (e.g., Business, Management, and Accounting - Business and International Management; Business, Management, and Accounting - Marketing). Users can also investigate the publication's CiteScore rank and trend, including the value and percentile in category, and compare the publication with other sources in the field.
This guide was reused and adapted from Promotion & Tenure Resource Guide, by Iowa State University Library. Available: https://instr.iastate.libguides.com/c.php?g=49493&p=318774.