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 name, associated affiliations, Scopus Author ID information, and other name formats.

To view and author’s other name formats, affiliation history, and subject areas click 'Show all author info'.

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.

You can add your author profile details to ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) by clicking ‘Connect to ORCID’.


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

Click 'Edit profile' to launch the Author Feedback Wizard. The Author Feedback Wizard allows you to request corrections to an author’s profile.

The Author Feedback Wizard allows you to:

•             Correct your details

•             Add/remove papers to/from your profile

•             Merge/split profiles

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

Click ‘Set alert’ to create an email alert to be notified when Scopus publishes new documents by an author or to notify you when another document cites an author’s work.

Click 'Save to list' to save the author details to a saved author list.

Wondering whether you have the right person? To verify you have the correct author, click 'View potential author matches'. This will show similar profiles, based on the criteria you are searching for.

Click 'Export 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.

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

Document & citations trends graph:

•             Shows the number of documents published and the number of citations.

•             Appears only for authors having more than 1 year of data.

•             Shows data points only for years in which the author has 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.

The x-axis shows the lowest and highest number determined by the author's data. For example, if the most citations an author received in a year was 2, then the highest number is 2.

You can evaluate an author’s performance based on the number of publications, the h-index, the number of times they have been cited, and the author's most contributed topics.

The h-index displays the 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' to view and 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 'Citation overview' to view the citation overview for an author.

The Author details page provides tabs with the following information:

•             Documents published

•             Cited by documents

•             Preprints

•             Co-author information

•             Author topics

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

Click 'View [n] References' to view a list of all documents an author has used for their publications. The list includes all document citation identification numbers plus the list of documents within a Scopus document results list.

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

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

Click 'Export all' to export an author’s document information to a selected file type or reference management tool.

You can save an author’s documents to a list in Scopus.

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

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 the search results.

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

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

The Cited by [n] Documents lists all documents which cite the specific author.

Documents shown in the Cited by [n] Documents are listed similarly to the  document results.

Many of the same features available from the document search results are available for use on the Cited by [n] Documents tab. You have the option to view an author’s documents, cited by documents, and co-authors in search results format.

The Preprints tab lists the latest contributions of an author.

A preprint is a non-peer reviewed publication that precedes publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Preprints do not affect existing publication and citation metrics in Scopus. Preprints reside on preprint servers and allow for dissemination, laying claim to an idea, and help with collecting feedback prior to journal submission.

The Co-Authors 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:

•             The total number of authors found (up to 150 of the most frequently occurring authors).

•             The number of documents found for each author.

Click ‘view list in search results format’ to open a list of 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 a co-author’s name to open their Scopus author details page.

Click the co-author’s number of documents to view their documents results list.

Topics are collection of documents with a common interest and are clustered based upon direct citation analysis using document reference lists.

Click a Topic or an Author docments number to open the topic overview.

The ‘Topic overview’ tab provides information about:

•             Representative documents

•             Top authors in the chosen topic

•             Keyphrase analysis

Select the ‘Author documents’ tab to view the author’s documents that are specific to the chosen topic

This concludes our tutorial for reviewing the Author details page.

For more information about Author details, see the Scopus online Help.