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Citation and Journal Metrics: Scopus


  • Citation data used for ERA 2012
  • Automatically creates and updates your profile and publications
  • Indexes over 19000 journals
  • Includes articles 'in press'
  • Broader coverage than Web of Science
  • Your profile and h-index is publicly viewable
  • High full text content via ScienceDirect


The limitations of Scopus include:

  • Citation counts from 1996 onwards (from 1983 for Web of Science/ResearcherID)
  • Cannot edit profile, any changes must be reported to Scopus
  • Cannot add publications if not indexed in Scopus
  • Scopus may create multiple author profiles, may mismatch documents

Publications from UniSA authors via Scopus

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Finding your Scopus author profile

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Connect to Scopus

  • Go to the Author search tab, and enter your Last Name and Initials or First Name
  • Add your current or former Affiliation to help reduce the number of potential matches
  • Select the main profile by clicking on the author name
  • Your personal profile, link to documents, h-index and affiliations will display
  • To check for other profiles, go to Find potential author matches
  • Select any of your profiles and click View grouped with author
  • The screen will refresh with your consolidated metrics on the right hand side
  • You can now view your total number of documents, h index, author evaluator and citation overview

If you have multiple profiles, at the Grouped authors section, select Request to merge with author and follow the steps.

Adding a Scopus profile link to your staff home page - email your Academic Library Services team so they an arrange for the link to be added.

Scopus tutorial

View this short 4 minute tutorial on Author searching in Scopus. This tutorial shows you how to retrieve and track an author's publications, as well as documents written by people affiliated with a particular institution or research centre.