How to identify experts & potential collaborators in a topical area

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Learn how to confidently leverage Scopus to evaluate research. Participate in self-paced, online introductory Scopus training designed for researchers and students. 

Collaborations in research come in many forms, including co-authorship, research network building, joint research, and research partnerships. Early career researchers, in particular, stand to gain a lot from collaborations. Gain key skills for research collaborations by finding key authors in a field as well as potential affiliations.

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Perform author searches and find documents associated with an author
  • Assess an author's impact and monitor activity associated with their documents
  • Identify experts & potential collaborators in a topical area
  • Search for an affiliation in Scopus and assess an institution relative to its peers

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Note: The learning materials of this module are completely free and hosted on Canvas learning platform. By clicking on the link above, you will be led to Scopus Academy’s landing page where you can find more information on how to access this free module and get your certificate upon completion.

Scopus is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, trusted abstract and citation database. Quickly find relevant and authoritative research, identify experts and gain access to reliable data, metrics and analytical tools. Be confident in advancing research, educational goals, and research direction and priorities — all from one database. 

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Scopus Academy

Scopus delivers a comprehensive view on the world of research. It is a source-neutral abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts. Trusted by universities and ranking organizations worldwide, Scopus provides powerful discovery and analytics tools.
Scopus Academy is a self-paced, online introductory Scopus training designed to support researchers and students to learn how to confidently leverage Scopus to conduct basic and advanced search, evaluate research, find collaborators, and more.