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SCOPUS is Getting Even Stronger

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Where is the largest citation database going in 2020 and 2021

With more than 24 000 active titles SCOPUS is currently the biggest peer-reviewed abstract and indexing database. Constantly adding new ones, the SCOPUS team makes sure - universities, governments, private companies, research centers etc. have reliable access to around 80 million scientific records. Earlier in 2020 the database already announced some upgrades. Now it announced to the public, what should be expected until the end of 2020 and during 2021.

New additions in 2020

Scopus added a new Cite Score methodology in order to ensure a better, more fair and faster way to measure research impact. The calculation will include only peer-reviewed content in order to make the comparison between journals even more valid. Citations are going to be counted cumulatively starting from the year of publication and for the next 4 years. This means the Cite Score will be received earlier than Impact Factor and this opens the opportunity for journals that have been published just one year to receive earlier information about their citation impact.

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We are very glad to announce, that after the recalculation, the Score of the International Scientific GeoConference SGEM Geo increased significantly. You can read more here.

In addition, SCOPUS made it easier to look for authors and follow their work. One can now create lists of authors according to different criteria. Lists can be custom and search results for authors can be added to a list of choice. The system will also provide metrics and analytics for a whole list of authors, including aggregated results.


What to expect until the end of 2020 and in 2021

SCOPUS is going to add some interesting features and make some valuable improvements. Soon one will be able to see how many times an article was viewed through SCOPUS and so will see how much scientific interest an article has raised. In addition, about 600 000 preprints from the last 3 years will be added to author profiles, providing the opportunity for the users to get early access to the work of the respective authors and to provide valuable feedback. The design of the author profiles will be improved, helping the users get information and overview of the authors work faster and more efficient. A new feature will be added to the Open Access content search. The users will be able to apply filters and search for content by OA type. Another upgrade will be on the institution profiles, where the better integration with SciVal will allow users give better evaluations on different institutions.

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