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The h-index is a measure of a researcher's impact. It was proposed by Hirsch as a more accurate alternative to looking solely at the total number of citations received and has spawned much discussion and a host of "new and improved" measures. Scopus will calculate and chart a researcher's h-index, but keep in mind the figure is based only on citation data from 1996 to the present for only those articles that are included in Scopus. For more information:
The Scopus navigation bar contains the following buttons:
Click Search to open the Scopus search pages: Document, Author, Affiliation, and Advanced.
Click the Browse Sources link on any search page to to view a list of publications available to you. Click the Analyze Journals link to compare Scopus publications on a variety of parameters.
|Alerts||Click Alerts to manage your previously saved search, document citation, or author citation alerts.|
|My list||Click My list to view and manage your temporary lists of documents. You can select documents and save them for later use within a session, but you can also save documents in a basket permanently.|
|Settings||Click Settings to view or edit all general settings in Scopus. This includes your account or profile information, preferences, changing your password, setting your export preferences and viewing your alerts and saved searches.|
Author search helps you find documents written by a specific person, even if the author is cited differently. For example, an author may be cited as
Smith, J in one document, but as
Smith, John in another. For more information, see Scopus Author Identifier.
Author search results include any available author name variations that match your search criteria.
|Note||Scopus Author Identifier matches authors based on information in documents. Some documents do not have sufficient information for the Author Identifier to accurately match them, even when they are written by the same author. In this case, they appear as single entries in the author results list alongside the larger groups. To ensure that your selection is complete, check the results list and, if necessary, add any single, unmatched authors to your selection.|
|Tip||Author searches search only document author fields and not author details. Use the Advanced search form to search Author details (click the Add to search: Author name link).|
To search for authors
|Note||Boolean and proximity operators are not available in Author search.|
Last Name: carrera
|Note||If you use only the Affiliation field in your search, affiliations are returned instead of authors.|
|Tip||To view a list of subjects covered in a Subject Area category, move your cursor over the subject name.|
Affiliation search helps you find a specific affiliation even if the affiliation is cited differently. For example, an affiliation might be cited as
Clarke Institute in one document, but as
Clarke Inst. in another. An affiliation search returns a list of affiliations with links to documents and to information about the affiliation (if available). You can also search for documents by affiliation.
From your affiliation search results, you can group affiliations together. Some documents do not have sufficient information to accurately match them, even when they are from the same affiliation. To ensure that you are viewing a complete list of documents for an affiliation, group information from other affiliations on the Affiliation details page.
To search for affiliations
To create an advanced search
To add the suggested code to your search, press Enter.
If your search is long or complex, you can change the display to outline form, or click the arrows on the edges of the search box to expand it.
To include author or affiliation names in an advanced search
Click the Show exact matches only check box to retrieve only an author whose name matches the exact name details you enter.
The Advanced Search page shows your search with the author or affiliation you specified.
To view your search in outline form
To make long or complicated searches easier to read, you can view them in outline form. Outline form displays each section of your search starting with an operator on a separate line.
Use alerts to receive email notices when new documents are loaded on Scopus. From the Alerts page, you can create alerts, view the latest results for an alert, edit alerts, and delete alerts. There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.
|Note||You must be logged in to set an alert or work with your saved alerts.
Non-Scopus documents (abstracts available on platforms external to Scopus) and citations derived from Scopus references are not included in alerts.
The Alerts pages lists alerts you have previously set up:
A Search alert is a saved search that you can schedule to run at certain intervals. If any new results are found, you will receive an email with the first 25 results and a link into Scopus to access all new results. Results from non-Scopus databases will not be included in alert email notifications.
Search alerts include those you set up for specific searches, sources, authors, and affiliations:
|Document citation alerts||A document citation alert notifies you when a document cites a specified document. You can schedule this alert to run at certain intervals. If any new results are found, you will receive an email with the first 25 results and a link into Scopus to access all new results.
To create a citation alert for a document you are viewing, click the Set citation alert link in the Cited by since 1996 box.
|Author citation alerts||An author citationalert notifies you when a document cites a specified author. You can schedule this alert to run at certain intervals. If any new results are found, you will receive an email with the first 25 results and a link into Scopus to access all new results.
To create an author citation alert on the Author details page, click the Get citations alert link on the right side of the page.
|Note||You can also have new results for your Search, Author, or Document citation alert sent to you as an RSS feed. Click Set citation feed to create an RSS feed when a document is cited by another document in Scopus, when an author publishes new documents in Scopus, or when newly loaded documents in Scopus match a search.|
The My list page shows the temporary list of documents you created during this Scopus session. You can work with this list in the same way you work with any search results list - output the list, track citations, refine the list, and so on.
|Note||You must be logged in to save a list or work with saved lists.
When you log out of Scopus, the documents in Saved lists (the current session) are deleted. To prevent this from happening, save your list.
|To do this...||Do this...|
|Save an entire list||Click the Save this list link at the top of the page.|
|Save individual documents from the list||Click the check box for one or more documents, and then click Save.|
|Print, export, or email citations or create a bibliography||Select the documents you want to output, and then click the appropriate link.|
|Remove documents from the list||Select the documents you want to delete, and then click Delete.|
|View all your saved lists||Click the Overview of Saved Lists link.|
|Click this...||To open..|
|Saved searches||Your saved searches list and manage them.|
|Alerts||The Alerts page where you can manage your search alerts, author citation alerts, and document citation alerts.|
|Saved lists||Your saved lists and manage them.|
|Grouped authors||The Grouped Authors page where you can manage your grouped authors.|
|Modify personal details & preferences||The Modify personal details and preferences page where you can change or add information to your personal details entered during registration.|
The Change Password page where you can change the password you use to log in to Scopus.
|Export and reference management settings||The Export and reference management settings page where you can set options for your preferred reference management tool (e.g., RefWorks, Mendeley) or file type.|