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Scopus Training Module 2: Author Identity

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, you will learn how to:

  • Search for an author and view their profile
  • Assess an author's impact
  • Set up author and document citation alerts

Tutorial: Search for an author and view their profile

In this video tutorial, we follow a research assistant who wants to find articles published by an author. You will learn how to conduct author searches and locate key author information. 

Note: For the best viewing experience, select the double arrows at the bottom right of the player to view the video at full screen. You can also download a written transcript (Links to an external site.) of the video tutorial.

 

Henry Wai-chung Yeung has recently applied for a faculty position at your university. As Social Sciences Department Head, you want to review Yeung’s research profile to learn more about his career

  1. Go to the Author search form and search for Henry Wai-chung Yeung.
  2. Review his Author details page.

Note: Refer to the answer key (Links to an external site.) for this assignment to check your results.

Tutorial: How to assess an author's impact

In this video tutorial, we follow a research assistant who wants to assess the impact of an author in his field. You will learn how to analyze an author's output.

Note: This video is in the process of being updated to reflect recent changes in the display of author information. However, you can still perform the tasks covered in this video.

Note: For the best viewing experience, select the double arrows at the bottom right of the player to view the video at full screen. You can also download a written transcript (Links to an external site.) of the video tutorial.

Now that you have found Henry Wai-chung Yeung's Author details page, you want to use Scopus to help assess this author's impact within his field. 

  1. Analyze this author's output
  2. Review his h-index
  3. Export his h-index graph as a .jpg file
  4. Discover when this author last published an article
  5. Review this author's co-authors and identify his most frequent collaborators

If you would like more information on the h-index and creating an h-graph, you may find, How to use an h-graph, helpful. We have included it on the next page.

Note: Refer to the answer key (Links to an external site.) for this assignment to check your results.

How to use a h-graph

How can I use an h-graph?

The h-graph is one way of displaying and comparing the productivity and impact of published work of scholars. The h-index is the method used which was developed by J. E. Hirsch.

The h-index is based on the highest number of papers included that have had at least the same number of citations. The graph shows a 45 degree line which models a 1:1 relationship between publishing articles and being cited. An author’s publishing history is mapped out on this graph, beginning with their publication with the highest citations to the lowest.

Select a section below to find out more about the h-index, how it works, and how corrections can be made:

How is the h-graph calculated?
How can I create an h-graph?
How can I check if my h-index is correct?
Scopus content coverage for h-index

Tutorial: How to keep track of an author

In this video tutorial, we follow a research assistant who wants to monitor an author’s activities. You will learn how to set up author alerts and citation alerts.

Note: For the best viewing experience, select the double arrows at the bottom right of the player to view the video at full screen. You can also download a written transcript (Links to an external site.) of the video tutorial.