Leeds University Library

Scopus citation data now available

Published Thursday 19 January 2012

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Scopus - a major new citation data source - is now available at the University of Leeds.

SciVerse Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources (19,500 journal titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide and over 4.6 million conference papers). It covers research in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.

HEFCE have chosen Scopus, rather than Web of Science, to provide the data for the REF panels who are using citation data as one indicator of "academic significance". The University has purchased Scopus for two years to support preparation for the REF. SciVerse Scopus is available via the Library Catalogue.

Find out more about Scopus or watch a short video about Scopus.

Citation data in the Publication Database

Citations for individual papers can be viewed directly in the Scopus database. In addition, the University of Leeds Publication Database (Symplectic) will display the citation counts from Scopus and from Web of Science for direct comparison.

The Publication Database can use Scopus to provide new data: it automatically searches for Leeds publications, identifies and imports matching papers, and generates email alerts for Leeds authors. This already occurs for Leeds publications identified in Web of Science and PubMed. The data feed from Scopus will be available from 24 January 2012.

If you have any queries regarding Scopus, please contact your faculty team librarian.

If you have any queries regarding your search settings in the Publication Database, please contact Yunas Mohammed.