SCOPUS is a multidisciplinary bibliographic and abstract database and a tool for tracking the citation of articles published in scientific journals.
Scopus covers more than 18 thousand publications from 5 thousand scientific publishing houses of the world, including about 13 million patents of the USA, Europe and Japan, and also materials of scientific conferences. It is developed and maintained by the publishing house Elsevier.
Scientific resources published after 1996 are indexed in the Scopus database together with lists of articles bibliographies. Quoting in the database is calculated by automated analysis of the contents of these lists. Thus, Scopus counts the number of links to all indexed resources, but only in resources published since 1996.
For authors who have published more than one article, Scopus creates individual accounts - author profiles with unique author IDs. These profiles provide information such as variants of the author's name, the list of places of his work, the number of publications, the years of publication activity, the field of research, references to main co-authors, the total number of citations for the author's publications, the total number of sources referenced by the author, the author's Hirsch index etc. The database provides users with the ability to use unique author IDs to generate search queries and configure notifications by e-mail or via RSS) by changing m in the author's profile.
Possibilities of searching for authors and limited viewing of their profiles are available without subscribing to the Scopus database using Scopus Author Preview.
Profiles of institutions
By analogy with the authors' profiles, for institutions whose employees have published more than one article Scopus creates profiles with unique identifiers of institutions (Scopus Affiliation Identifier). These profiles provide information such as the address of the institution, the number of authors of the institution's staff, the number of staff publications, a list of the main titles of publications in which the institution's employees are published, and a diagram of the thematic distribution of publications of the institution's staff.
The Scopus database provides ample opportunities for obtaining science-based science and conducting automated analysis of publications. The Journal Analyzer tool allows for an advanced analysis of the scientific level of publications (including comparative analysis of several publications) on four main indicators:
the total number of articles published in the publication during the year;
- the total number of references to the publication in other publications during the year;
- trend of the year (the ratio of the number of references to the publication to the number of articles published in the publication);
- percentage of articles that were not quoted.
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