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Scopus LibGuide: Author profile

What is a Scopus Author Profile?

Scopus Author Profiles allow researchers to: 

  • Showcase research output 

  • Demonstrate impact and collaborations  

  • Update personal and departmental websites, CV’s and institutional profiles 

Author Profiles allow potential employers and funding agencies to:  

  •  Evaluate your work quickly and easily in one place 

  •  Inform hiring and promotion decisions 

  •  Decide which researchers or teams of researchers will receive research grants

Author Profile sample

Creation of Scopus Author Profiles

Scopus is the only database that implements algorithmic and systematic author disambiguation. Powerful algorithmic data-processing groups papers to an individual's profile with a high degree of accuracy based on matching of name, email, affiliation, subject area, citations, and  co-authors.

Using Scopus Author Profiles

Review your Author Profile to make sure it is up to date with the latest publications, and citations. 

Use Author Profiles to look for other researchers (globally and locally) active in the same research field for collaboration or to review the latest research your colleagues have published.

Search for authors using the Author search functionality.

Review and revise your Scopus Author Profile

Despite the sophistication of the algorithmic profiling used by Scopus, algorithms cannot always match all documents to a single profile with 100% accuracy.  

The Scopus Author Feedback Wizard, which now features modular options, supports faster and easier updates. Skip the step-by-step process and provide feedback on an individual component of an author profile. The new workflow also delivers visual feedback on the changes you are requesting, so it’s easy to spot and correct errors prior to submission. 

With the Author Feedback Wizard, you can:

  • Set a preferred name—in accordance with Elsevier's new inclusive name change policy, researchers can now invisibly change their name on published peer-reviewed articles to protect an author's privacy

  • Merge profiles 

  • Add and remove documents, including preprints from the following preprint servers:

    • arXiv, ChemRxiv, bioRxiv, medRxiv and SSRN

  • Update affiliation

You can also request to merge duplicate profiles via the Author list page.

How to make changes in a Scopus Author Profile

Analyze author output

Explore an Author’s output to see which research areas they are active in and their impact by reviewing:

  • Documents by subject

  • Documents by source

  • Documents by type

  • Documents by year

  • Total citations  

  • h-index  

  • Co-authors 

  • Most contributed Topics (available on Author Details page)

Use your Author Profile on other platforms

Navigate to your Scopus Author Profile page to connect your profile to: 

  • ORCID: Connect to ORCID via the ORCID page by logging in or setting up an account 

  • NIH: Export your list of documents > select RIS format and select Citation information to export > log in to your NCBI account and import the file to the manage by bibliography area 

  • Export profile to SciVal