Verifying and Correcting Your Author Profile in Scopus

Scopus provides several ways to correct information in your profile and associated publications.

  • Web: Use their web-based author feedback wizard.
  • Scopus: Use the links on author profile, co-author, and author documents pages to request corrections. (See screen shots below.)
  • Email: Contact them by email. (See below for templates.)

The Scopus Author Identifier feature allows researchers to accurately distinguish between publications written by people with similar names. They assign a unique Author ID to each author, assembling affiliations and publications based on the content of indexed articles and author feedback.  Jefferson uses the Scopus database to power various author publication feeds including faculty profile web pages. Others use Scopus to alert them to new publications that cite their own. Authors can verify and correct their Scopus profiles to improve accuracy:

  1. Login to Scopus via JEFFLINE
    Scopus via JEFFLINE
  2. Select the Author search tab and enter your name in the Author field. Try your last name with various combinations of your first and middle names or initials and affiliations to detect any duplicates in their system.
    Scopus Author Tab
  3. If the results contain multiple authors that represent your publications, use the link to Request to merge authors. Click to Show Profile Matches with One Document to detect outliers.
  4. Click your Author name in blue to view the Author Detail page. Verify the associated documents, note the Scopus Author ID for use in correspondence, and if necessary click to Request author detail corrections.
  5. Author document results pages have check boxes and a link to remove incorrectly attributed documents from author.

Templates to request changes via email

To merge profiles

Send an email to scopusauthorfeedback@elsevier.com

Subject line:
Please merge these profiles

Body of email:
Please merge these profiles, they are all the same author.

Author name

XXXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXXX

List the author profile numbers, each one followed by a comma and one space. It does not matter how many there are. They do not need the names associated with each profile, but please do provide the name of the author involved.
You can also list these in an Excel sheet – one author per line
The first cell containing the author name
the second cell containing the author profiles to be merged, each one separated by a comma and a space.

To remove articles from a profile

Send an email to scopusauthorfeedback@elsevier.com

Subject line:
Please remove these articles from my profile: Smith, John, AU-ID XXXXXXXXX

Body of email:
Please remove these articles from my profile: Smith, John, AU-ID XXXXXXXXX

List the articles to be removed.
Please obtain the list in the following way:
When viewing the article list in the author profile, check the box on the left hand side for each article that should be removed. When you have selected all the articles that should be removed, click on the “Export” button, located above the boxes at the top of the list.

This will send you to the Output page. In the first box (Export Format) select  “Text (ASCII format)”. In the second box (Output) select “Specify fields to be exported.” Then click on the “Export” button, copy the resulting list, and send it to them.

It is not necessary to tell them into which profile the articles should be moved, but if you do know, please tell them.

To move articles already in Scopus into a profile

Send an email to scopusauthorfeedback@elsevier.com

Subject line:
Please move these articles into my profile

Body of email:
Please move these articles into my author profile: Smith, John, AU-ID XXXXXXXXX

List the articles to be moved:
Please obtain the list in the following way:
When viewing the article list in the author profile out of which the articles should be removed, check the box on the left hand side for each article that should be moved. When you have selected all the articles that should be moved, click on the “Output” button, located above the boxes at the top of the list.

This will send you to the Output page. In the first box (Export Format) select  “Text (ASCII format)”. In the second box (Output) select “Specify fields to be exported.” Then click on the “Export” button, copy the resulting list, and send it to them.

To add articles to Scopus

Please send your missing content request to  usinfo@scopus.com. They handle missing material requests for Scopus for the US. If the missing paper fits our content policy it will be added.

Subject line:
Please add this missing content to Scopus

Body of email:
Please add this (or these) article(s) that are missing from Scopus. I have attached PDF(s) of the original publication of the document(s).

FAQ

Q: Why doesn’t my article doesn’t appear in Scopus?
A: Click the Sources link in the Scopus header to determine whether Scopus indexes the journal. If it does, check that the particular issue is indexed. Inclusion of supplements and in-press material varies by publisher.

Q: Why is a former institution listed as my affiliation?
A: Scopus bases your affiliation on your most recent publication.

Q: How long do corrections take?
A: Corrections submitted to Scopus are processed by their editorial team, which usually takes a few weeks.

Q: I still have a question.
A: Jefferson librarians are happy to help with any questions. Please request a consult.

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