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Interdisciplinary journal article citation index plus author, article, and journal level research metrics

Scopus Tutorials

Creating a Search Alert

Once you have registered for a personal account within Scopus you will be able to create a variety of search alerts to help you keep up to date.

Peer Review

Scopus claims to be "the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities." So in theory, almost everything you find in this database should be from a refereed/peer reviewed source. Scopus does not provide a function to remove the admittedly small number of non-peer reviewed titles. Elsevier, the publisher, does provide a full  title list (see at the bottom of the website: Looking for something else?), but this master list does not indicate whether a journal is refereed or not. If you want to double check you will need to locate the journal on a publishers website to see if the title self identifies as peer reviewed publication.

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