Reviewing documents

This tutorial demonstrates the features available on a Scopus Document details page.

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

The source title is a link to the publication’s information page.

Each author name links to the author’s details page. The page includes the author’s publishing and citation information, name variants, and other author related items.

The author icon links to the author’s correspondence address.

You have the option to export a document to you reference management tool.

You can download documents using the Scopus Document Download Manager. If a PDF version of a document is not available, you can download an abstract instead in HTM format.

The document details page allows you to print, email, or save to PDF a list of document citations, abstracts, and other related publishing information.

If you are not signed into Scopus, you have the option to add a document to a temporary session-based list.

If you are signed into Scopus, you have the option to save a document to a list which may be accessed anytime you are signed into Scopus.

If your account has the Document Delivery Service enabled, you can order a full-text document and its references.

You can also create a bibliography of a document by using QuikBib.

Click More to select Create bibliography for document.

The abstract summarizes the information in the full-text document.

Search terms are highlighted throughout the document’s Abstract, Author, and Indexed keywords.

The Document details page provides Metrics for a document, allowing you to evaluate both citation impact and levels of community engagement regarding the document’s publishing.

From the Metrics frame, click View all metrics to open the Scopus Metrics page for the document.

The Citation Count shows how many times this publication has been cited.

Citation benchmarking shows how citations received by this article compare with the average for similar articles. 99th percentile is high, and indicates an article in the top 1% globally.

Field-Weighted Citation Impact is the ratio of the total citations actually received by the denominator’s output, and the total citations that would be expected based on the average of the subject field.

As people interact with research they leave online “footprints.” Plum Analytics gathers these footprints and creates and categorizes metrics on individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more). These metrics are collectively known as PlumX Metrics.

By categorizing the metrics into five categories – Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations – PlumX helps make sense of a large amount of metrics data and enables analysis by comparing metrics that are “like for like.”

Click on the expand arrow to view PlumX Metrics data for a document.

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Cited by provides a number of features for a Document details page.

Cited by provides the number of citing documents that have cited the current document.

Cited by also lists the three most recent Scopus documents that have cited the current document. Click the document title to view more information (if available).

For a full list of documents that cite this document (if more than 3), click View all nn citing documents.

Click Set citation alert to be notified by email when this document is cited by another document in Scopus.

Click Set citation feed to be notified through your RSS reader when this document is cited by another document in Scopus.

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A Topic is a collection of documents with a common intellectual interest and can be large or small, new or old, growing or declining in momentum. Over time, new Topics will surface, and as Topics are dynamic, they will evolve.

As with the nature of today’s research landscape many Topics are multidisciplinary and old Topics may be dormant, but they still exist. In addition, researchers themselves are mobile, and work in various research areas and thereby contribute to multiple Topics.

These Topics are powered by SciVal and are now displayed directly in Scopus on Document Record pages along their prominence percentile score. You can click on the Topic label on Document Record pages to explore the Topic or open it in SciVal for further analysis.

Any matched terms that are included in your search are highlighted throughout the Document details page.

An example of matched terms are Indexed keywords, which are controlled vocabulary terms from an index or thesaurus added to the database during abstracting and indexing.

Publishing information for the document is also listed.

References used in the creation of the document are listed at the end of the page.

The Document details page provides an option to locate related documents based on authors, keywords, or references.

The Related documents box lists the top 3 most relevant documents pertaining to the original document.

Click a document name to open the Document details for the related document.

Click an author’s name to open the Author details for the related document.

Click View all related documents based on references to open a results list of all related documents for the original document.

Click Author to view a list of documents which share the current document’s author.

Click Keywords to view a list of related documents which share keywords of the original document search that are related to the document details page.

For more information on using a Document details page, see the Scopus Help.

This concludes the tutorial for reviewing a Scopus document.

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