Tag Archives: Scopus

Continued Elsevier access in support of German science

(13February 2017) Elsevier has chosen to continue providing access to Elsevier journals for dozens of German institutions that cancelled their individual subscriptions at the end of 2016. They did so anticipating that a new Germany-wide license agreement would be in place by January this year, which Elsevier regrets has so far has not been achievable. […]


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Scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan to lose access to Elsevier journals

(23 December 2016) Thousands of scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan are preparing for a new year without online access to journals from the Dutch publishing giant Elsevier. Contract negotiations in both Germany and Taiwan broke down in December, while Peru’s government has cut off funding for a license. Nature.com has the story.


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Elsevier’s Scopus database underpins ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s 2015 Best Chinese University Ranking Report

(3 February 2015, Beijing) The inaugural and newly-released 2015 Best Chinese University Ranking report, based on ShanghaiRanking Consultancy (SRC)‘s evaluation, is anchored on Elsevier’s Scopus research database and powered by metrics from SciVal analytics – both part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio. The report provides a detailed look at key research performance indicators of […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 4. The Big Two: Thomson Reuters and Scopus

By Ruth A. Pagell1 (13 October 2014)  Ruth’s Rankings 3 introduced the metrics used in rankings.  In this article, we look at the information companies who provide the underlying data. As of October 2014, UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory lists over 145,000 scholarly academic journals of which about 50,000 are not in English.   Scopus estimates that there […]


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Elsevier announces the inclusion of a simplified Chinese user interface to Scopus

(23 June 2014, Amsterdam)  Elsevier today announced the launch of a simplified Chinese user interface to Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. The interface enables Chinese users to search and discover scientific literature in their local language. In addition to the localized interface, all Scopus help files have been translated into […]


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Elsevier and Kazakhstan sign national license agreement

(14 April 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan)  Elsevier has signed a license agreement with the National Center for Scientific and Technical Information (NCSTI) to make key Elsevier resources available to the entire Kazakhstani research community. The agreement, signed on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Education, provides more than 400 Kazakhstani academic and research institutions with […]


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Elsevier announces cited references for archival content in Scopus

(27 March 2014, Amsterdam)  Elsevier’s  Scopus has launched its Cited References Expansion Program to include cited references in its database going back to 1970 for pre-1996 content. In addition to increasing the depth of Scopus’ scholarly content, including cited references for pre-1996 content will make citation data more accurate, therefore expanding the ability for users […]


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Elsevier announces its Scopus book titles expansion program

(Amsterdam, 8 October 2013)   Elsevier, today announced that Scopus has indexed the first 7,500 book titles as part of its Book Titles Expansion program. By 2015, an estimated 75,000 book titles will be indexed. The inclusion of book titles adds to the more than 50 million records indexed by Scopus which are derived from 20,000 […]


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Elsevier collaborates with Kasetsart University, Thailand

(3 June 2013/PRNewswire/) Elsevier is collaborating with Kasetsart University in Thailand by providing access to Elsevier’s strategic planning solution SciVal Spotlight beginning June 2013. SciVal Spotlight, part of Elsevier’s SciVal suite of research management tools, provides institutions and countries with an interdisciplinary view of their unique research strengths, helping them to define and execute their […]


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Elsevier has a Japanese user interface for Scopus

(Amsterdam, 17 April 2013)  Elsevier has launched  a Japanese user interface to Scopus.The interface provides Japanese users with the ability to find their way through the product in their language. Japanese users are now able to find the research information they are looking for more efficiently – expanding beyond Scopus’ basic search functionalities to utilizing […]


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