Elsevier’s Scopus is the leading service for finding and sharing peer-reviewed information that will help you in your research, whether you're trying to find a cancer cure, or improve irrigation in Africa. Whatever your science, when you’re away from the lab but need to keep in touch with the latest research, use the Scopus mobile app to:
Searching & Saving:
When a speaker references some research at a conference, look it up straight away and see who the authors are, where they’re from and what other work they cited. Store articles in one accessible place and save them to read later.
If you’re a published author you’ll want to know when one of your peers cites your work. Set up an email alert on any article and receive a notification when someone cites it. You can also create alerts for your favourite searches so that when anything is published that relates to your specific field, you’ll know straight away.
Annotating & Sharing:
Write notes and append them to an article for use back in the lab; you can send article links to yourself via email to read when you’ve more time. Or share articles with colleagues and staff with questions and comments attached. If it’s a really significant paper you can share the link with the world through twitter.
(Free version, institutional subscribers only)
The Scopus Alerts mobile app is available to existing subscribers. This means you may already have a username and password for the website. If so, please log in with these and use your institutional email address (not a personal one) so we can verify your institution as a genuine subscriber.
If you do not already have a Scopus username and password from scopus.com, here’s how to set yourself up:
- Go to www.scopus.com within your institution.
- Register online and set up a new username and password.
- Use this same username and password with the Scopus Alerts mobile app on your mobile device.
- Enter your institutional email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) to log in. (IMPORTANT: enter your institutional email address even if it is not the address you use for your usual online Scopus login.)
If you are unable to get into the Scopus mobile app but feel that you are entitled to access, please first check that your username and password is the same as was registered on www.scopus.com or go to www.scopus.com and register. Then make sure that you entered your email address from the institution that offers you Scopus; this might be your university or other subscribing institution. If you use an email provider like Yahoo or Gmail we will not be able to check if you’re affiliated with a subscribing institution.
Please note that Athens and Shibboleth institutional access is not supported, users with Athens or other institutional login will still need to go to Scopus.com when they are in their library and register. This registration will not have any influence on your Athens/Shibboleth user profiles in Scopus.
If you still encounter problems please email us at email@example.com.
If your question is not answered below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your institutional email address.
Q: What content is included?
A: The Scopus mobile application covers the same as scopus.com; thousands of scholarly journals from 5,000 international publishers. Please note that full-text articles are not available but you can search for, save and email and/or tweet abstracts and links to articles for later use. You can also set up search and citation alerts. If you are a ScienceDirect subscriber and want full text on your mobile device you can download the Scopus mobile app for free.
Q: What features are included?
A: You can search and browse all indexed content, save articles as favourites and share them via email and/or twitter. You can also set up alerts for your favourite searches and citation alerts for when a particular article is cited.
Q: Will scopus.com recognize what I’ve done in the mobile app?
A: For now it’s not possible to coordinate your saved articles and alerts between the mobile app and scopus.com from the Internet. This means that articles and searches you’ve saved in the mobile app will not be stored in your scopus.com account but you can email saved articles to yourself.
Q: Can I use multiple usernames on the same device?
A: Yes, the same device can support multiple users. You will need to change the username and password in the Scopus Alerts mobile app settings. Note that created alerts and saved articles are per user and not per device.
Q: Can I use my username and password on more than one device?
A: No, your username and password are exclusive to only one device.
Q: What options do I have to refine my search?
A: There are both basic and advanced search options available. You can refine your search in the advanced mode by choosing from the following options: All; Author; Source Title; Affiliation; ISSN or DOI
Q How do I view my “Alerts” list?
A: You can configure the Scopus mobile app to start up on the Alerts page. Elsewhere within the app there is always an icon present at the bottom to take you to the Alerts page.
Q: Can I be notified when new results are added which match my search?
A: Yes, by saving your search as an alert you will be notified when new results are available. The application will make use of the notification method.
Q: Can I create a citation alert?
A: Yes, by tapping on the “Options” button when viewing an abstract, you will be able to select to create a citation alert.
Q: Can I add an article abstract to my favourites?
A: Yes, by tapping on the “Options” button when viewing an abstract, you will be able to add it to your favourites.
Q: How do I remove articles from my favourite articles list or from my alerts list?
A: By tapping the “Edit” option you can remove one or more alerts or favourite articles.
Q: Can I send my search results to myself or someone else?
A: Yes, upon tapping on the “Email search results” option the built-in email service will be invoked. You can then email the results to yourself or others.
Q: Can I share a link to an article abstract?
A: Yes, by tapping on the “Options” button you will be able to select the corresponding functionality to create a citation alert, add an article to your favourites, email an article, or twitter an article.
Q: How do I add notes to an article?
A: Notes can only be added to articles that have been added to your Favorites. By tapping “Options” on a Favorite article you can activate the Notes option where you can add, edit, or remove notes.
Q: Does the Scopus mobile app support Blackberry?
A: Although the Scopus mobile application has supported Blackberry in the past we are no longer offering this support. For current Blackberry subscribers to the Scopus mobile app we will continue to provide service.
For further technical support or customer service please contact us at email@example.com with your institutional email address.