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Journal and Search Alerts for Business

Alerts are a great way to stay current with your research. This guide will help with setting up alerts with several of the large database providers.

Alerts

Once you sign up and are logged in to your account in Scopus, you will be able to use alerts to receive notices via email when new documents are loaded on Scopus.  Once on the alerts page, you can creat alerts, view results, edit and delete alerts.

Scopus has 3 types of alerts:

  • Search - a saved search that can be scheduled to run at certain intervals.  If new results are found, you will recieve an email with the first 25 results and a link to Scopus to access all new results.
  • Document Citation - Informs you when a document cites a specified document.  This can be scheduled to run at a specified time interval.  New results will be emailed to you along with first 25 results and a link to Scopus to access all results.
  • Author Citation - Informs you when a document cites a specified author.  This can be scheduled to run at a specified time interval.  New results will be emailed to you along with first 25 results and a link to Scopus to access all results.  

Author Citation Alerts

Author citation alerts will notify you by email when an author or group of authors of your designation is cited on Scopus.  There is no limit to the number of author citation alerts that you can create.

Create an Author Citation Alert

  • In the Author search form, run your Author search
  • On the Make Author Selection page, click on the author's name that you want to view
  • On the Author Details page, click on the Set alert link in the Citations row or at the bottom of the Documents sidebar on the right.  The Add an Author Citation Alert page should appear.
  • Enter a name for the alert in the Name of alert field
  • Enter the email address to which the alerts are to be sent in the Email address field
  • From the Frequency list, select how often you will want to receive your alert: for the Every week and Every two weeks options, choose the day of the week you want to receive your notice; the monthly options allow you to select the day of the month on which you would like to receive your notice. The system will follow your choices as closely as possible.
  • Select either active or inactive as the status of your alert
  • Click on Save to save your alert

 

Search Alerts

Search alerts can notify you of new material in Scopus that matches your search criteria. These alerts are sent via email and there is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.

Save a search alert

  • Enter and run your search
  • When the search results page appears, click on Set alert
  • In the Name of alert field, enter the name of the alert
  • In the Email address field, enter the email address for alert notifications
  • Select from the Frequency drop-down menu, select how often you want to receive your alert email noticesFor the Every week and Every two weeks options, choose the day of the week you want to receive your notice.The monthly options allow you to select the day of the month on which you would like to receive your notice.
  • Select either active or inactive as the status of your alert
  • Click on Save to save your alert

Document Citation Alerts

Document citation alerts notify you when new documents that cite a document you have specified have been loaded into Scopus.  Emails can be sent to you notifiying you of these document.  There is no limit on the number of document alerts that you can create.

Create a document citation alert

  • Enter a name for the alert.
  • Enter the email address to which alerts should be sent.
  • From ‘Frequency’, select how often you want to receive alert email notices. For weekly alerts you can choose which day of the week you receive the alert, and for monthly alerts you can choose which day you receive the alert.
  • Select an email format for your alert.
  • Select ‘Active’ or ‘Inactive’ as the status of your alert.
    You can change this setting on the Alerts page without losing your frequency preferences. Setting an alert to ‘Inactive’ status does not delete the alert.
  • Depending upon which form you are completing, click ‘Set Alert or ‘Save’ to save the alert.

After completing these steps you will receive an email confirmation summarizing all alert preferences you have set.

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