Citation tracking with Scopus, and related services

Research Cooperative
15/05/10 05:15:52PM
Scopus uses a database of journals and citations to track who has cited who across many different disciplines.

It is owned by Elsevier, and the service is sold to institutions as a subscription. individuals can only gain access to the service through an institution.

It can be useful for finding out who is citing your own work, or the work of authors you are following.

There are many other ways that Scopus can be used, and other companies have been using it as a tool to provide further services - e.g. SJR - the SCImago Journal & Country Rank . This is a portal thatdisplays scientific publishing activity, across journals and countries, based on indicators developed from the Scopus database.

Later I would like to look at the Web of Science and Project Muse.