Citation Analysis: Scopus Launches Cited References Expansion Program For Pre-1996 Content
Elsevier today announced that Scopus has launched its Cited References Expansion Program to include cited references in its database going back to 1970 for pre-1996 content.
In addition to increasing the depth of Scopus’ scholarly content, including cited references for pre-1996 content will make citation data more accurate, therefore expanding the ability for users to perform long-term, extensive bibliometric and historic trend analyses. Moreover, author profiles and h-index counts of researchers who published articles prior to 1996 will be more complete.
By 2016, an estimated 8 million articles will be enhanced to capture cited references for pre-1996 content; this improvement will first become evident in Scopus in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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