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1 Scopus: supporting excellence in research and education Cameron Ross - Head of Product Management: Scopus Turkey 2009
Delft University Library, The Netherlands Are libraries just for providing information? Are libraries storage spaces?
“.. libraries are exploration spaces, not collection spaces” Stephen Abrahms, SirsiDynix Institute
.. college students using [general] search engines to begin an information search Source: College Students’ Perceptions of the Libraries and Information Resources: A Report to the OCLC Membership. Dublin, OH: OCLC, 2006.
What do researchers need? Publish or Perish
7 GLOBAL RESEARCH LANDSCAPE CHANGING Countries ranked by output growth Percent TURKEY – 260% There are more than 1 million new articles published per year
TEAM Life is busy. How can we save time?
Scopus : the broadest source of answers 4,3004,3002,5002,5004,5004,5006,7006,700 Life & Health (100% Medline) Chemistry Physics Engineering Biological Agricultural Environmental Social Sciences Psychology Economics > 4,000 publishers 17,30017,300
Scopus provides quick, intelligent answers Which journals are most popular in this area? Who else is active in this field ? Could I work with them? What other disciplines are related to my research? Is this a growing topic of interest?
11 TEAM Strength in breadth: Scopus content
12 Our users are demanding help to analyse the Scopus “surplus” Scopus “surplus” Source: JISC ADAT March 2009
13 Scpous Coverage per discipline 9,300 vs 17,300 Titles Nearest Competitor Scopus Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences Humanities & creative arts Engineering & environmental Sciences Social, Behavioural & Economic Sciences Mathematics, Information & Communication Sciences Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Biomedical & Clinical Research Public and Allied Health and Health Services
14 9,300 Titles in Database of Nearest Competitor and 17,300 Titles in Scopus Nearest Competitor Scopus 00 150 300 500 00 250 00 1,000 2,000 00 1,000 2,000 00 4,000 8,000 00 4,000 8,000 600 300 00 Elsevier constitutes approximately 15% of titles in Scopus
15 Number of Journals from Turkey indexed Scopus covers more material of regional scientific importance Example: Number of titles indexed by Scopus and TR
Using Scopus, decision makers can make decisions based on accurate, relevant, and truly global information Due to broader coverage of important regional journals Scopus captures 22% more output from researchers in Turkey Scopus TR WoS
Most cited articles in WoS vs Scopus since 1996 “Scopus finds 9% more citations than Web of Science when limited to articles from 1996 “ Lars Iselid, Umea University, Comparative study of Citation frequency in Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar
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TEAM Scopus and international research
National Assessment powered by Scopus
60% of the Top 20 research institutions in the world rely on Scopus 41% 60% Top 20 Ranked Universities, 2008 ScopusNot Scopus Scopus subscriber
23 Using Scopus, decision makers can make decisions based on accurate, relevant, and truly global information Example: research collaboration profile Turkey % of papers published by Turkey Cited By these countries
24 Using Scopus, decision makers can make decisions based on accurate, relevant, and truly global information Field weighted impact Average article
25 Example: research collaboration profile Turkey, Greece and Poland Country Name Article, Proceedings or Review Count 2005,2006, 2007Collaboration % Average Citations Per Article Field Weighted Impact Greece36, % Poland62, % Turkey62, %
Scopus is the world’s broadest source of insights for researchers who need to make accurate judgements about what, where and with whom to publish
Thank you for listening Cameron Ross Head of Product Management: Scopus
What does the press say about Scopus? / “ “Scopus is an immensely useful resource that draws on a vast range of publications. Its search functionality is…easy to use and requires no prior knowledge in the part of the user. “ “.. Scopus is an invaluable tool for the serious researcher." Kim Thomas, Information World Review 7th June 2007.)
Australian research proves that Scopus has superior coverage Australian Research Council PCES cluster source list
50% Leading ranking agencies rely on Scopus 41% Top 100 Universities, 2008 Top 50 Universities, 2008 ScopusNot Scopus
Source: Nov 2008 Elsevier The Hectic Researcher’s Workflow Watch this space for future solutions
Why do “we” need peripheral vision?
33 The future of research is China and Asia… 431 – number of university ‘consolidations’ between 1990 and 2006 US$4.1 billion – additional funding provided under the China 985 Project 2016 – the year Peking University will reach top 100 status 10.5% – China’s share of world scientific output in 2006, it was 5.1% in 2001!
Leading universities and partners of French universities rely on Scopus “Scopus is becoming the tool for measuring research performance. Now that THES has, it is the new standard, and we need to have it” –Senior Librarian
35 Science-Metrix uses Scopus data to create reports delivering valueable insights… Producing off-the-shelf reports on R&D performance as well as customized bibliometric studies and performance program evaluation Example: metrix.com/pdf/Scientific_Collaboration_Canada- California_vf(rv).pdf
36 SCImago uses Scopus data to power their online bibliometric tool a research group from the University of Granada, Extremadura, dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualisation techniques. Example: Scimago Region Comparison SCImago. (2007). SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank. Retrieved October 24, 2008, from
The OECD uses Scopus data to generate insights in the development of countries/regions research and the benefits thereof To analyze global trends. Which subject areas are the most intensely active? To enable country’s to review their own research activities. To understand co-authorship and collaboration across geographical borders. The OECD is keen to assess the effectiveness of national policies to attract the best talent in a given research area. Does this have a positive impact on the national economy, or are the benefits dispersed among, or diluted by, international networks of collaborating scientists and institutions? 37
“Science and technology play a crucial role in a country’s economic growth..We selected Scopus for its breadth of coverage including journal titles from over 100 nations as well as its advanced features…These advantages will enable the OECD to execute more sophisticated statistical analyses to guide our member countries.” Mr. Hiroyuki Tomizawa, Principal Administrator, Economic Analysis and Statistics Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD “OECD SELECTS SCOPUS TO HELP COUNTRIES COMPARE RESEARCH OUTPUT TO DEVELOP STRONGER ECONOMIC GROWTH SRATEGIES”
TEAM How does an editor user Scopus?
How an editor uses Scopus “I am a Professor in Atmospheric Chemistry at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia and was appointed senior editor of Atmospheric Environment in My involvement with SCOPUS has involved me in bibliometric and citation analysis. “ Atmospheric Environment
CLASSIC TREND VS SLEEPERS Kuwait oil pollution (1993) Marine DMS oxidation (1986) Event based or temporary relevance An idea ahead of its time…
CITATIONS vs ARTICLE LENGTH Citations to Papers Mean Atmospheric Environment
Arts & Humanities in Scopus - distribution of the new 1,250 titles per subject area Subject Areas
Using Scopus, decision makers can make decisions based on accurate, relevant, and truly global information Due to broader coverage of important regional journals Scopus captures 22% more output from researchers in Turkey Scopus WoS