Posts Tagged ‘Scopus’

Verifying and Correcting Your Author Profile in Scopus

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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: (more…)

Having trouble exporting from Scopus to Refworks?

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Many of us have noticed how Direct Export of records from Scopus into Refworks has been dicey in the past few months.  Today (1/4/10), the direct export function doesn’t seem to work at all.  Both Scopus and Refworks have been notified and are working to rectify the problem.  Meanwhile, there is a workaround to get your Scopus references into Refworks.  It involves an extra step or two, but it seems to be much more reliable than using the “Direct Export” feature.

The steps are as follows:    (or see  Video Demo )

To Manually Save and Export Records:

Note: If you have an ISI ResearchSoft product (Reference Manager, EndNote or ProCite) installed on your computer the following directions may not work. An ISI Helper application may have been installed on your computer that is automatically called when you select the Export button in ScienceDirect. It will not allow you to save the information to text.

1. Conduct your search and mark your records for import.

2. Click on the Output button.

3. Select Export as the desired output type.

4. Select RIS format (Reference Manager, ProCite, Endnote) as the export format.

5. Select the citation format you prefer.  For the most complete record, we recommend selecting Complete Format as your citation format.

6. Click the Export button.

7. You will be prompted to save a file called scopus.ris to your computer.

8. Click Save.

9. Log in to RefWorks.

10. Select References/Import from the toolbar.

11. Select RIS Format as the data source and RIS Format as the database.

12. Browse to find the text file you saved to your computer.

13. Click Import.

14. Your records should appear in the Last Imported Folder.

Should you continue to have trouble exporting from Scopus into Refworks, please contact anyone at the Reference Desk at 215-503-8150.

Reformulating RSS feeds created off-campus in JEFFLINE databases

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Many of the literature databases available through JEFFLINE such as Scopus, CINAHL, and PubMed for Jeffersonians offer RSS feeds. These allow you to subscribe to your own custom searches in the reader of your choice.

However, if you’re off campus, the databases will provide a proxied URL that your reader won’t understand. Simply cut out that portion before you paste the address into your reader. For example, here’s the beginning of a feed I just created in PubMed. Delete the bold section to get a reader-friendly address:…


Eigenfactor, geographical trends and other Scopus-powered observations

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Research Trends is a bi-monthly newsletter about scientific trends based on bibliometric analysis powered by Scopus. The November issue (pdf) has stories on:

If you haven’t seen Eigenfactor, I recommend taking a look. Similar to Google’s PageRank algorithm, but using citations instead of links, Eigenfactor assigns value to a journal based not just on the number of citations but where they’re coming from.

Searching Scopus is not a substitute for searching MEDLINE

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Scopus is a powerful, easy-to-use tool for searching the scholarly literature on health, life, physical, and social sciences. Scott Library users especially appreciate its cited reference searching as long as the original paper wasn’t published before 1996.  It covers over 15,000 journals including 100% of the journal titles covered in MEDLINE, but that is not the same as saying it has all of MEDLINE. MEDLINE journals are only comprehensively included back to 1996.

They’re currently doing an extensive backfill program, but for now don’t assume that you’ve searched MEDLINE with a Scopus search.