Scopus, an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, has launched its new product Scopus Custom Data. Research agencies, institutions and government bodies will have the ability to order customized datasets in XML format for large-scale research performance analysis. Scopus can enable policy makers and administrators at all levels of the organization for high-level evaluation reporting through Scopus Custom Data. The initial steps were to create tools and functionalities within Scopus for author and research evaluation, which has grown to include this endeavor to support large-scale research performance measurement.
Scopus Custom Data will extract Scopus core records in accordance to each customer’s individual specifications, such as date range, subject categories, and geographic location. The XML data can be loaded by customers into their proprietary in-house systems, making it possible for them to run their specific search queries and execute their own analytical techniques. Additionally, Scopus Custom Data will enhance the analysis process with its citation matching. This includes reference matching at 99% precision and 98% recall.