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Introduction to Scopus

Learn the features and functionality of the abstract and citation database Scopus.

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What is Scopus?

  • An abstract and citation database
  • 23,400+ peer-reviewed journals, 290+ trade publications, 850+ book series, 9.8 million+ conference papers
  • Detailed records back to 1970, with citations back to 1788
  • Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences, with growing Arts & Humanities coverage (4700+ titles)

Content coverage: Number of titles indexed by broad subject area

Scopus disciplinary coverage: Social sciences, Physical sciences, Health sciences, Life sciences

Content coverage: Proportion of publishers indexed

Scopus publishers graphScopus publishers key: Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, Sage, Wolters Kluwer, Oxford University Press, Emerald, Inderscience Publishers, Cambridge University Press, Bentham Science, IEEE, and others

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