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SCOPUS guide

Scopus is an abstract and citation database in all subject areas. A database of peer-reviewed literature of scientific journals, books and conference proceedings that covers world's research output in all fields.

What is Scopus?

Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database. This tool allows you to compare journals. Indicators are h-index, SNIP, SJR.

How to use Scopus?

Search for its entire 57 million records. Search through the following ways:

  • Document search: Search directly from the homepage and use detailed search options to ensure you find the document(s) you want
  • Author search: Search for a specific author by name or by ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identifier) ID
  • Affiliation search: Identify and assess an affiliation’s scholarly output, collaborating institutions, and top authors.
  • Advanced search: Narrow the scope of your search using field codes, proximity operators, and/or Boolean operators.
  • Refine results: Scopus makes it easy to refine your results list to specific categories of documents.
  • Language interface: The Scopus interface is available in Chinese and Japanese. Content is not localized, but you can switch the interface to one of these language options (and switch back to English, the default language) at the bottom of any Scopus page. Note: By default, Scopus will appear in the language selected in your browser settings, unless your institution has specified otherwise or the language is not supported by Scopus (in which case, the interface will be in English).
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Scopus Content at A Glance

Download the Scopus Content Coverage Guide and discover all the content that Scopus offers.