Reviewing author details

This tutorial demonstrates available Scopus features on the Author details page.

Author details cover the research areas of interest, the author's publishing and citation information, name variants, the author's unique Scopus identifier number, ORCID (if available), and other pertinent information regarding an author's publication history.

The Author details page provides the Author’s name, their associated affiliation(s), their Scopus Author ID information, and Other name formats.

Some authors have similar names, or their names can appear differently in various publications. The Scopus Author Identifier distinguishes between these names by assigning each author in Scopus a unique number and grouping together all of the documents written by that author.

For example, an author may appear as Lewis, M.; Lewis, M. J.; and Lewis, Michael in different publications, or there may be two authors named John Smith.

The main subject areas that an author publishes under is listed in the author details.

Document and citation trends is a summary graph which displays an author’s publications and total citations on an annual basis.

The graph shows:

The x-axis of the graph shows the lowest and highest number determined by the author's data.

For more details about the data for a year, move your cursor over the data point.

To view a documents/citing documents results list for a year, click the corresponding data point.

When viewing the author details page, you have the option to create an email alert notifying you when another document cites an author’s work.

You can add your author profile details to ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) by clicking ‘Add to ORCID’ in the right-hand column and following the instructions.

When your user profile is linked to it’s unique ORCID, viewers can see the link to that ORCID on the Author details page or search for your profile using that number.

You can request corrections if you see an error with an author’s profile by clicking ‘Request author detail corrections’ on the right-hand side of the page and following the instructions.

You can make the following changes using the Author Feedback Wizard:

If you are missing documents, want to add/remove citations, or have incorrect document details, please see the Scopus Help.

Click Export profile to SciVal to export information from the author details page to SciVal. The SciVal Researchers and Groups page opens for your SciVal account, displaying the exported author information.

Please note, if you are not logged into SciVal, or you have not registered to use SciVal, you will be prompted to do so.

When viewing the author details page, you have the option to create an email alert to be notified when Scopus publishes new documents by an author.

Wondering whether you have the right person? On the author details page, click View potential author matches. This will show similar profiles, based on the criteria you are searching for.

Print and email options are available for the Author details page.

You can evaluate an author’s performance based on their number of publications, their h-index, and number of times they have been cited, in addition to viewing Co-author analysis.

The h-index for an author displays publishing information for a single author, multiple authors, or a group of selected documents. The h-index is based on the highest number of papers included that have had at least the same number of citations.

Click View h-graph to open the Analyze author output page. The h-graph tab is opened with the author's calculated h-index.

The Analyze author output page provides a visual graph of document, h-index, citations, and co-author information, in addition to other functions.

Click Analyze author output below the author information section to view to analyze the publishing output for an author or a group of matches authors.

The citation overview displays the documents for an author details page and includes the number of times the documents were cited by publication year. You can view, print, or export a list of the citing documents.

Click ‘View citation overview’ to create and view a citation overview for the author.

The Author details page provides the following information towards the bottom of the page:

The Author details page lists all the author’s documents, and is the default tab when you open up the page.

Click View all in search results format to open a results listing. From here, you may use the various document search results functions to refine the list of documents.

You can change the sort order of the author’s document list.

You can export an author’s documents or cited by information to a file type or to a reference management tool.

You can save an author’s documents or cited by information to a list in Scopus.

You can either create a new list or add them to an existing list.

When viewing the contents of the Documents tab, you have the option to create an email alert to be notified when Scopus publishes new documents by an author.

When viewing contents of the Documents tab, you have the option to subscribe to a RSS feed when Scopus publishes new documents by an author.

Click on a Document title to open the Document details page.

Click on an author’s name to open the Author details page.

Click on a source title to open the Source details page.

Click on the Cited by number to open a results list of all documents which cite the document.

If an abstract is available, click View abstract to see the abstract text without leaving your search results.

If available, you also have the option to view the document from the publisher’s website.

Click Related documents to retrieve other documents which share references with the document.

The Cited by tab displays a results list of documents that have cited the author for a document’s publication.

The documents listed in the Cited by are listed in search results fashion and many of the options for a document search results may be used within this list.

Many of the same features available on the Document search results or the Author details’ Documents tab is available for use on the Cited by tab.

The 'Co-Author' tab lists authors that have written a document with a specific author, and also lists the number of documents written by co-authors. The co-author list contains:

Click View all in search results format to open a results listing displaying all co-author documents.

A results list opens, and from here, you may use the various document search results functions to refine the list of co-author documents.

Click View co-author overview to open the Analyze author output page for the author and co-authors.

Click on a co-author’s name to open his or her Scopus author details page.

Click on a co-author’s number of documents to view his or her documents results list.

The Author History tabprovides basic information regarding publication and affiliation history for an author's published works.

This is the the author's publication range from when he or she was first published, to the most recent date.

Click the References number to view a list of references that the author has used for his or her publications.

A results list of all documents an author has used for his or her publications opens. The list includes all document citation ifs plus the list of documents within a Scopus document results list.

Click a Source name to open the Source details page.

Click View documents to view a a list of documents specific to a source type used by an author. A documents results list based upon the source type opens.

Click a Related affiliation name to open the Affiliation details page.

This concludes our tutorial for reviewing the Author details page.

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