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.
For more detailed information about IPP and other Scopus journal metrics, visit www.journalmetrics.com. 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.
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 http://blog.scopus.com/product-releases 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!
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:
While access toelectronic databases is not available on 13-14 December, due to the scheduled IT service outages as part of the Data Centre refurbishment project, follow these links for institutional access via Shibboleth.
Cochrane Library for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and other Cochrane databases
The next release for ScienceDirect and Scopus is scheduled for Saturday, December 1 and will focus on infrastructure improvements. We are not expecting significant downtime, though some products may experience minor disruptions. The Hub and RSS feeds for ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable for a short time during this period.
This release will extend the full internet browser coverage to include Google Chrome for PC and now support Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox for Mac.
For more details about the changes and details of downtime periods, please check the ScienceDirect blog.