Answered By: Crystal Brunyee
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2022     Views: 28

Access Scopus from the CDU Databases tab on the CDU Library Website

Open SciVal (from top-right hand menu) in Scopus

  • Click on the benchmarking tab in SciVal
  • Select Scopus Sources (the last book icon in the left-hand menu)
  • Click on Add New
  • Type in publication name
  • Click the check box next to the Journal Title and click the “Add to selection’ box on the bottom left of the screen.

Under Benchmarking at the top of the page:

  • Ensure ‘All Subject Areas’ is selected and change the date range to the desired range.
  • Change the view from Chart to Table
  • Click on Benchmark Multiple metrics
  • Select Add multiple metrics at once

Note: you can change the metrics to be field-weighted using the check box at the top of the box if you like here


  • Scholarly Output (this should already be in the list)
  • Publications in top journal percentiles x 2 (you can drag and drop any item more than once)
  • Change the 2nd ‘Publications in Top % Journal Quartiles to 5% by clicking on the text and change ‘Show publications in top’ to 5%.

You can add more if you need (for example, to find journals in the top 1% in Scopus, too).

Keep in mind that databases such as Scopus and SciVal change their user interfaces from time to time, and while Librarians try to keep up to date with these changes, these instructions may not look exactly the same when you are trying to locate this information. If this is the case, and you need any further help, please get in contact with a CDU Librarian.

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