Scopus coverage announced

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



(2004), "Scopus coverage announced", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 5.



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Scopus coverage announced

Scopus coverage announced

Elsevier has announced coverage of the database Scopus, which is set to be the largest single abstract and indexing (A&I) database ever built. By its commercial launch (scheduled for Q4 2004), Scopus will cover over 14,000 scientific, technical, medical and social sciences titles from 4,000 publishers. More comprehensive than any other single existing A&I database, it will offer cross-discipline access to more than 27 million abstracts and citations, stretching back to 1966, including cited references from 1996 onwards. Research has shown that 86 per cent of the usage of reference backfiles is within the last ten years. Covering a global selection of high quality titles, users will be able to access more European and Asia Pacific literature than is covered in any other single A&I database. Scopus links citing and cited documents forwards and backwards in time, occupying hundreds of gigabytes of electronic storage.

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