Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, has recently expanded the range of article metrics available.
In addition to the citation metrics which have been an integral part of Scopus from the beginning, the following metrics are now included in the Document details page when available:
- Scholarly Activity – Downloads and posts in common research tools such as Mendeley and CiteULike.
- Social Activity – Mentions characterized by rapid, brief engagement on platforms used by the general population, such as Twitter, Facebook and Google +.
- Scholarly Commentary – Reviews, articles and blogs by experts and scholars, such as F1000 Prime, research blogs, and Wikipedia.
- Mass Media – Coverage of research output in the Mass Media.
For more information, see the article New Scopus Article Metrics: A better way to benchmark articles or contact your subject librarian for further help.