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Scopus - Article, Citation, & Research Impact Database

Help with the Scopus peer-reviewed journal article, citation tration, and research metrics database.

Scopus Content and Overview

Scopus covers a very large but selective list of key academic journals from all disciplines.

  • 26,000 leading academic journals
  • 234,000 academic/edited books
  • Selective OpenAccess articles and journals

Scopus content / search functions include:

  • Article records / abstracts from leading academic journals (many covering 1970 - present)
  • Cited reference searching and citation tracing
  • Journal listings and comparison for specific disciplines
    • Research impact and citation metrics for journals
  • Author Profiles (publication list, cited by, and metrics)
  • Institutional / university profiles, including publication and citation metrics

Scopus Key Features

Search features include:

  • Documents: articles from 26,000 selected high-quality/leading peer-reviewed journals.
    • Also includes a small collection of highly selected conference papers and book chapters
  • Authors: profiles of listed authors (publication, research metrics, and cited by links) 
  • Sources: scholarly journal profiles and research impact metrics

Cited References:

  • Complete list of References for all items from covered source list
  • Complete "cited by" tracing and links in individual article and author records
  • For sources outside of the core journal literature, brief records (with links to citing publications) for all "References" listed under each core journal article
  • To search separately: choose "References" under the Documents search

Research metrics:

  • Article citation impact (FWCI)
  • Journal impact metrics (Cite Score, SJR, SNIP)
  • Author impact metrics (h-index)

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