Elsevier Formally Announces its Scopus Book Titles Expansion Program
Elsevier today announced that Scopus has indexed the first 7,500 book titles as part of its Book Titles Expansion program.
By 2015, an estimated 75,000 book titles will be indexed.The inclusion of book titles adds to the more than 50 million records indexed by Scopus which are derived from 20,000 journals, 5.5 million conference proceedings and 390 trade publications.
Each scholarly publication type – journals, conference proceedings and books – may be cited and referenced and therefore contributes to the evaluation of the impact of research. In addition to increasing the breadth and depth of Scopus’ reach in scholarly content, the inclusion of book titles ensures that Scopus more effectively meets both the discoverability and evaluation needs of book-based disciplines in the social sciences and arts and humanities.
All titles in the Scopus Book Titles Expansion Program are included – at no additional fee – under the standard Scopus license.
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See Also: Here’s a Detailed Overview of the Books Covered (.xls)
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