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Published on
February 26, 2010

Scopus: platform update

In a few years time Scopus has become one of the most popular bibliographic databases for the Wageningen UR community. On January 23, Scopus released an update of its search platform. You find an overview of the major changes and new features at  the Scopus site. An important addition is the introduction of two journal evaluation metrics as part of the Scopus Journal Analyzer system: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP). Scopus has also made some changes to the interface and presentation of search results. The information specialists at Wageningen UR Library are analyzing all changes and new features and will keep you informed of their findings.

Changes in Table of Contents alerts service

As from 2010, the following changes have come into effect in our Table of Content (ToC) alerts service.

  • The alerts service is now more frequent, and there is less delay between the publication of an article and its appearance in the alert
  • For a substantial number of journals, users will no longer receive an alert per issue, but a weekly alert for newly published articles, including articles "in press"
  • The "get it" button has been replaced by a direct link to the article
  • The service is no longer restricted to Wageningen UR users
  • ToC alerts are now available for a higher number of journals
  • ToC alerts are now available for all journals which have an RSS feed (indicated in the Journals A-Z list). You can subscribe by clicking the link ToC alert via e-mail in the full record description.

    For a small number of journals, the ToC alerts service will be suspended. Users who have a subscription to these alerts will be notified.

     (Newsletter 1-2010)