PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT Scopus, a broad view of global research

Scopus® delivers a comprehensive

overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. As the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, Scopus has intuitive tools that allow you to track, analyze and visualize research. Whether you want to analyze an author or institution, paper or journal, Scopus

has tools and metrics to give you a clear overview of research and research trends. For articles, the Article-level Metrics Module lets you see not only where a paper is cited but what social and scholarly attention it has received. For journals, the free Journal Pages let you see key journal metrics including CiteScore™

, SNIP and SJR; and via

Compare Journals you have the ability to benchmark further. For authors and institutions, algorithmically created Profile

Pages give you a quick overview of a researcher or university. Increasingly, Scopus data is chosen to support rankings, assessments and key reports. Scopus data is used for university rankings such as the QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Financial Times MBA Rankings. Scopus data fuels national assessments in the UK and Australia, and is used in key reports such as the NSF Science & Engineering

Indicators (US), Business Innovation & Skills report (UK), and more. As research becomes increasingly

global, interdisciplinary and collaborative, you can make sure that critical research from around the world is not missed when you choose Scopus.

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Celebrating 1 Year of Nature Reviews Disease Primers

April 2016 marked the first anniversary of Nature Reviews Disease Primers. The journal has had a tremendous year, publishing 51 Primers and PrimeViews across all medical specialties written by more than 400 leading experts. They are receiving upwards of 15,000 visitors to the site each month and have had >20,000 views of the Huntington disease animation and HIV webinar. Nature Reviews Disease Primers publishes commissioned articles

– Primers – that provide a general overview of a disease, disorder, consequence of ageing, behavioural condition, developmental disorder or nutritional deficiency across all medical disciplines. In addition, each Primer is accompanied by a PrimeView; an illustrated summary of the Primer designed by the in-house editorial team. These provide an excellent snapshot and resource for researchers, students and lecturers alike.

The Primers are authored by a panel of experts with complementary expertise and give a global perspective. Primers ensure that researchers are kept up to date with new advances in medicine, from genetic risk factors being unraveled to the latest drugs brought to market. Backed with a strong background in clinical and biomedical sciences, the editorial team of Nature Reviews Disease Primers pay close attention to the rapidly moving medical landscape

to inform the journal’s commissioning strategy. Diseases or disorders will be revisited frequently to highlight the latest developments.

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Springer Nature

As the industry sees a shift in the way users search for content, librarians are in a unique position to influence the discovery process. The challenge is to make the content procured both searchable and accessible, so librarians are looking to content providers for help with discovery. Springer Nature is committed to discoverability and has dedicated staff participating in industry standards organizations, whose goals are to standardize the data and indexing so

content is equally and fairly discoverable. We continually enrich our metadata, which is the gateway to our content, with discoverability and the end user in mind. This includes the addition of GRID and ORCID identifiers, and our work with linked open data and semantic search. Springer Nature also partners with web- scale discovery services such as EBSCO Discovery Service, Proquest Summon, Ex Libris Primo and OCLC Worldcat to ensure that full text data and metadata are being

fully indexed to ensure completeness and discoverability. To aid librarians further, Springer Nature provides title lists in KBART format for our content. We work closely with link resolvers to update collection information and to create clear targets. We also provide customer-specific holdings data in KBART format - for SpringerLink Admins. Springer Nature provides free MARC records for all eBooks through our downloader tool on our website or through OCLC.

As part of our ongoing efforts to support

the library community become more active in their own discovery process, Springer Nature’s account development specialists and discovery support teams offer toolkits, audits, and guidance to implement discovery services.

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