New Scopus metric: Impact per Publication

Scopus has announced the addition of the new metric Impact per Publication (IPP) to its portfolio of journal metrics. IPP measures the ratio of citations per article published and provides you with an additional metric for comparing and evaluating journals.  Access the IPP metric from the “Compare journals” tool and elsewhere in Scopus.

Scopus Compare Journals metrics pageFor more detailed information about IPP and other Scopus journal metrics, visit You can also learn more about Scopus, including the latest developments, by reading the Scopus blog.

Go to the Scopus Compare journals page to see how you can use the Impact per Publication metric to better evaluate journals.


INFO: New-look Scopus database


The Scopus database at  introduced a new streamlined interface over the weekend:

  • It is now more action driven – some items/options only appear active when the user has performed a search e.g. the Export option will only become available when the user has selected results to export
  • The re-design is described as “enhancing readability”
  • There’s much more detail available from a Scopus blog post at but most current users of the database (one of the heaviest used databases that we subscribe to) will continue to use the database with little difficulty – you just need to adjust to the new look!

Library workshops will include information on the new search interface where relevant – more information on our free workshops for February and March is available in an earlier post at

If you have any queries or difficulties with the new interface library staff will be happy to help.

Susan McCourt,

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Upgrades to Scopus

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Two important upgrades have been made to Scopus. The export limits on Scopus have been increased  from 2,000 to 20,000 records and interoperability with ORCID has been improved so researchers can freely import their research papers to ORCID through a direct link on the author detail page.

Users can now download (up to) 20,000 records at a time.  Once the selection has been made, an email with a link to download the CSV data set will be sent to the user with the following fields provided:

  • Author(s)
  • Document title
  • Year
  • Source title
  • Volume, issue, pages
  • Citation count
  • Source and document type

Medical Library Team