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Scopus uniquely combines a comprehensive, expertly curated abstract and citation database with enriched data and linked scholarly literature across a wide variety of disciplines.

Scopus quickly finds relevant and authoritative research, identifies experts and provides access to reliable data, metrics and analytical tools. Be confident in progressing research, teaching or research direction and priorities — all from one database and with one subscription.

What’s an abstract and citation database?

Scopus is an abstract and citation database.

  • Abstracts are brief synopses of articles.
  • A citation gives credit to a source, and contains publication information such as author(s), title and date. Most Scopus citations link to the full-text version of the publication hosted on various publishers' platforms.

Scopus data model

Scopus uses state-of-the-art technology coupled with comprehensive manually curated knowledge bases to profile authors and organizations.

As a result, Scopus can help you understand who is researching what and where with greater accuracy than any other database, providing invaluable data for strategic decision-making.

How big is Scopus?

Scopus has more than 94 million records — and that number is growing all the time.