Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Scopus - problem with recently added records

In the past two weeks, as part of an initiative to load pre-1996 articles to enrich Scopus content, a large number of articles from Elsevier journals were loaded erroneously into Scopus with incorrect publication year and incomplete source title information.

As a result of this, an incorrect publishing year of 2007 and 2008 has been assigned to these records and only limited source information is available, namely journal title and page numbers. Because of the incomplete information, SFX (find it @ liverpool) links, and the mechanism that is used to remove duplicate articles hasn't worked properly either. As a consequence, the records are incorrectly appearing in search alerts as well.

A solution to resolve this issue is already in place and Scopus expect the records with the incorrect information to be removed from Scopus by the end of next week.

Scopus apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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