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Scopus Newsletter: September 2017


In this issue, get the latest facts and tips about Scopus to share with your researchers and students in the new academic year.    

Scopus Content: High quality, historical depth and expert curation

To find the latest information about Scopus content, from the number of records to the content selection process, visit our refreshed information page.  For a more in depth look into Scopus content and content selection policies, join our next webinar on September 28th presented by Dr. Wim Meester, Director of Product Management for Scopus Content.

Facts about Scopus Content:

  1. Content comes from over 5,000 publishers, with only 10% being from Elsevier
  2. The oldest record dates back to 1788 and references are included on records dating back to 1970
  3. Titles are rigorously reviewed and selected by an independent board of subject matter experts to include 52% of the world’s peer-reviewed scholarly literature
  4. Scopus includes over 12 million author profiles and is the only database that implements algorithmic author disambiguation 

Scopus: the A&I Database of Choice Among Students, Faculty & Researchers

Scopus is the top pick in a third-party survey of abstract and citation database users at academic institutions worldwide.

 Scopus Metrics: Explore the newest additions

In July 2017, PlumX Metrics were integrated on Scopus, providing measurable ways to understand how a piece of research is being used, interacted with, shared, promoted and cited. To learn more details about PlumX Metrics and how to use them on Scopus, watch our recorded webinar featuring Andrea Michalek, Vice President of Product Management for Research Metrics at Elsevier and co-founder of Plum Analytics.

CiteScore Tracker helps you keep current with how a title’s CiteScore is building each month. Along with the June release of CiteScore 2016 annual values, CiteScore Tracker 2017 was also initiated and has been steadily building monthly. When looking at titles to read, follow or publish in, CiteScore Tracker offers a timely look into how a title’s impact is tracking.

Help is always available

When you need assistance with Scopus, you want help right away and a fast resolution to your query. So that you get the best service possible from us whenever you need it, we are focusing our customer support options on live chat, telephone and written queries through a web form.

This means that as of September 5, 2017, customer support will no longer be available through the following regional email addresses: usinfo(at), nlinfo(at), sginfo(at) or jpinfo(at)

The advantage of a live chat or telephone conversation, or a structured web form, is that we can get all the required information up front from you.



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