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Scopus: introduction & overview

This guides provide an introduction and overview of Scopus

Scopus Author Profiles

Scopus Author Profiles allow researchers to: 

  • Showcase research output 

  • Demonstrate impact and collaborations  

  • Update personal and departmental websites, CV’s and institutional profiles 

Creation of Scopus Author Profiles

Scopus implements algorithmic and systematic author disambiguation. Powerful algorithmic data-processing groups papers to an individual's profile with a high degree of accuracy based on matching of name, email, affiliation, subject area, citations, and  co-authors.

Manage your author profile

Despite the sophistication of the algorithmic profiling used by Scopus, algorithms cannot always match all documents to a single profile with 100% accuracy.  

Check out your Scopus Author Profile to ensure that the details are correct and your citations are up to date.

If you notice multiple author profiles, you can request to have those profiles merged via the Author list page. 

Also, you can use the Scopus Author Feedback Wizard to review your Scopus profile and submit feedback, including the ability to: 

  • Set a preferred name 

  • Merge profiles 

  • Add and remove documents 

  • Update affiliation 

Please note: the affiliation history of each author is pulled from the affiliation information from the documents associated with that author. Discrepancies can occur, especially with incorrect country affiliation to Victoria (Australia vs Canada). Any concerns, please email Sue Bengtson.

Use your Author Profile on other platforms

Navigate to your Scopus Author Profile page to connect your profile to: 

  • ORCiD: Connect to ORCiD via the ORCiD page by logging in or setting up an account 

  • NIH: Export your list of documents > select RIS format and select Citation information to export > log in to your NCBI account and import the file to the manage by bibliography area 

  • Export profile to SciVal 

Assess author impact

Explore an Author’s Profile to see which research areas they are active in and their impact by reviewing 

  • Subject areas 

  • Documents by author 

  • Total citations  

  • h-index  

  • Co-authors 

  • Top Contributed to Topics

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