Seattle, WA, Oct. 10, 2012. Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, will index content in Scopus, an abstract and citation database from Elsevier, and expose its widely-used citation counts in the Summon discovery service. Serials Solutions' pioneering approach to displaying citation counts in Summon search results - along with pop-ups including links to citing articles within the discovery environment - enables users to interact with this valuable information without interrupting the research workflow.
Serials Solutions' unique "match and merge" technology brings together information from multiple sources to create a single record optimized for discovery. The inclusion of Scopus content in the Summon unified index - and the advanced capability of "match and merge" - will aid in the discovery of full text content from other providers, as well as valuable Scopus citation-only results. Also, using Scopus cited-by counts as a factor in Summon relevancy ranking will ensure users surface the most scholarly and relevant content in their results.
"This agreement delivers a significant benefit to libraries that use the Summon discovery service and subscribe to Scopus content," said Cameron Ross, Head of Product Management for Scopus at Elsevier, "Expanding the discoverability of Scopus content for researchers globally is one of our most important goals and we are confident a broader audience will now have access to our citation data."
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, with smart tools that track, analyze and visualize research. Containing more than 47 million records and 19,500 titles from 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers scholars a comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences fields, as well as in the arts and humanities.
"This latest agreement with Elsevier for inclusion of Scopus content and citation counts within the Summon service marks another step forward in providing our customers with a user experience that optimizes discovery of the full breadth of their collections," said John Law, vice president discovery services, Serials Solutions. "We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Elsevier to promote simple, easy and fast discovery of scholarly content."
The Summon Service
Used by more than 450 libraries in more than 40 countries, the Summon service is the first and only discovery service based on a unified index of content, leveraging its unique "match and merge" technology to combine rich metadata and full text from multiple sources to ultimately make items more discoverable. In just three years, the Summon unified index has grown from 200 million items to more than one billion items - with the vast majority of article and book content full-text searchable.
Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, Scopus was designed and developed with input from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from nearly 19,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to subscribed full-text articles, library resources, and other applications, such as reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier, and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Mosby's Nursing Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
About Serials Solutions
Serials Solutions provides industry-leading technology solutions for libraries worldwide. The company helps libraries work better by providing innovative, practical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for discovery and management. Driven by a comprehensive knowledgebase and coupled with unparalleled client support services, these solutions uniquely merge unsurpassed understanding of libraries. Serials Solutions is a dedicated partner of libraries working to remain vital and relevant to their users and communities.