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Invitation to Scopus Workshop, May 12th

Are you interested in learning how to use Scopus to analyze the prestige of research publications? Have you heard about the new SNIP and SJR metrics that compare and assess the popularity and impact of journal citations?


The Library invites you to attend a Scopus workshop on May 12th. For your convenience we have scheduled two sessions:


9:30-11:00am — Sacramento Medical Center – Education Building — Room 2205     1:30-3:00pm — UC Davis campus – Shields Library — Library Instruction Lab    (Room 165)


Representatives from the Scopus office will offer an overview of this faculty citation database and present in detail the analytic tools of the database, including the new SNIP and SJR metrics. SNIP (source normalized impact per paper) measures a journal’s contextual citation impact, factoring in the characteristics of the subject field, to include the frequency at which authors cite other papers in their reference lists and the life cycle of a citation’s impact. The SJR indicator factors in the subject field, quality and reputation of a journal and is based on citation weighting schemes and the eigenvector.


We hope that you will be able to join us. The UC trial access to Scopus continues through December 2010. We would appreciate hearing any comments you have about your use of the Scopus and its effectiveness in meeting your needs. An online survey form is accessible at


For more information about Scopus, please contact your library subject specialist or department heads:
• Karen Andrews (Physical Sciences & Engineering Library),
• Keir Reavie (Biological & Agricultural Sciences/Health Sciences Libraries),
• Myra Appel (Humanities, Social Sciences & Government Information Services Department),


Myra Appel
Head, Humanities, Social Sciences
and Government Information Services
Peter J. Shields Library
100 North West Quad
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2002

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