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Alerts in Scopus

  Scopus allows you to create email (and RSS) alerts.  To do so, you will need to create a personal account as shown in the video tutorial in the box below.  Specific email alerts available include:

Search Alerts

Search alerts notify you by email of new documents in Scopus that match the search in the alert.  There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.

You can create a search alert from the Search History page, the Search Results page, and the My Scopus page.  You can also save search alerts from the Saved Searches page, which you can access from the My Scopus page.

How to create a search alert

Document Citation Alerts

Document citation alerts notify you by email when a selected document is cited on Scopus.  You can create a Document Citation Alert from the Document Display page and the My Alerts page.  There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.  

Non-Scopus documents and citations derived from Scopus references are not included. 

How to set a document alert

Author Citation Alerts 

Author Citation alerts notify you by email when an author or group of matched authors is cited in Scopus.  You can create an Author Citation Alert at the Author Details page and from Cited By information.  There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.

You can edit Author Citation alerts on the My Alerts page.  How to set an author alert

Create Alerts in Scopus

This video tutorial from Elsevier demonstrates how to set up your personal account and ue the features to create alerts. (You need the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player. To download the player free of charge, go to the Adobe website or switch to Google Chrome or Internet Explorer which have Adobe Flash Player built in.)

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