Duplication issues with the new interface of Scopus




Palabras clave:

Scopus, Bibliometrics, Bibliographic records, Duplication, Journalology, File import, File export, Downloading files


This short communication discusses the duplication issue in Scopus's new interface. After searching for bibliographic records, the author noticed many duplicates in the downloadable file. This issue lasted a month, with 67% of records duplicated. After alerting Scopus, the new version was confirmed to have a duplication issue, prompting a recommendation to revert back to the old version. The study advises caution when utilizing Scopus data, particularly when exporting large files. Additionally, it highlights the novel attributes of the Scopus interface, including the ability to download 20,000 records at a time, a notable increase from the previous limit of 2,000.

Biografía del autor/a

Bakthavachalam Elango, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences


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