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Scopus database: a review

Overview of attention for article published in Biomedical Digital Libraries, March 2006
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (73rd percentile)

Mentioned by

2 tweeters
12 Wikipedia pages


328 Dimensions

Readers on

700 Mendeley
13 CiteULike
2 Connotea
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Scopus database: a review
Published in
Biomedical Digital Libraries, March 2006
DOI 10.1186/1742-5581-3-1
Pubmed ID

Judy F Burnham


The Scopus database provides access to STM journal articles and the references included in those articles, allowing the searcher to search both forward and backward in time. The database can be used for collection development as well as for research. This review provides information on the key points of the database and compares it to Web of Science. Neither database is inclusive, but complements each other. If a library can only afford one, choice must be based in institutional needs.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 700 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 5 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
United States 3 <1%
Colombia 3 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 667 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 106 15%
Student > Master 104 15%
Student > Bachelor 68 10%
Researcher 49 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 36 5%
Other 150 21%
Unknown 187 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 72 10%
Social Sciences 64 9%
Computer Science 63 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 58 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 49 7%
Other 170 24%
Unknown 224 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 May 2022.
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Altmetric has tracked 21,895,821 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 12 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.7. This one scored the same or higher as 5 of them.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 206,721 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 73% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them