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Pharmacy: Citation Metrics: Scopus

This guide has been written to help you with your study and research in pharmacy.

Citation Metrics via Scopus

Journal Metrics

The Scopus Journal Analyzer enables you to search for journals within a specific field, identify which are the most influential and find out who publishes them. This will help you to decide where to publish to get the best visibility for your work and how to prioritize your submissions. It can also help you decide which journal you would like to review for publications.

Citation Alerts

Author Citation Alerts    If you’re a published author you’ll want to know when one of your peers cites your work. Set up an email alert on any article and receive a notification when someone cites it. You can also create alerts for your favourite searches so that when anything is published that relates to your specific field, you’ll know straight away. More about Document Citation Alerts

Whatever your science, when you’re away from the lab but need to keep in touch with the latest research, use the SciVerse Scopus Alerts iPhone app to:

  • Search across thousands of scholarly journals from more than 5000 international publishers;
  • Save the important articles in one place for easy look-up;
  • Set up and review email alerts for your favourite searches;
  • Set up email alerts for when an author cites a particular article;
  • Annotate articles with your own notes;
  • Share article links through email or twitter.

Using Scopus to find Citation Metrics for an Author

Launched in November 2004, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, SciVerse Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities. See Content Coverage Guide for more information.
Author Search
  • In Last Name, enter an author's last name
  • In Initials or First Name, enter an author's first name or initials
  • Select Show exact matches only to restrict your search to authors that exactly match the terms entered in the Last Name field and to authors that start with the terms entered in the Initials or First Name fields
  • Click Search to begin your Author Search.
  • Click on Author's Name to see Personal, Research & History information about the Author. Here you can access Documents, Author Evaluation, h-index & graph etc.
  •  Select one or more authors and click show documents or view citation overview

Having trouble locating your documents  because of authors with similar names , or  because of variations in formatting  (e.g. Lewis, M;  Lewis, M.J; Lewis, Michael)?

The Scopus Author Identifier helps solve one of the biggest problems associated with author searching:

  • How do you distinguish between articles belonging authors with similar names?
  • How can you be confident that you captured all results for an author when their name is recorded in different ways?
  • And, can you be sure that names with unusual characters such as accents have been included?

For an introduction to the Author Identifier,  view a demo    For a step-by-step guide, view the tutorial