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Scopus, an Elsevier product, is an abstract and citation database.  Researchers can use Scopus to analyse an author's research output and to find metrics, via their automatically generated Author details page.  Researchers can also export a list of their publications and see the citations for individual publications. 

Available metrics/information

  • h-index
  • total citations
  • number of citing documents
  • scholarly output
  • Topics the author is publishing in
  • scholarly output by subject area, affiliation and country/region
  • authorship position
  • citing document authors, affiliations and countries/regions
  • funding
  • co-authors
  • Field-Weighted Citation Impact (last 10 years)
  • collaboration (last 10 years)
  • outputs in top citation percentiles (last 10 years)
  • publications in top 25% journals (last 10 years)
  • Field-weighted Citation Impact for individual documents
  • citation percentiles for individual documents
  • citations
  • altmetrics such as media attention
  • CiteScore Percentile and Quartile
  • Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)
  • Source-Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP)

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For more information on how to use Scopus, contact your Liaison Librarian.