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RSS Feeds, Saved Searches, & Email Alerts

Useful RSS feeds, feed finders, and feed readers for health science practitioners.

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Create an Account in Scopus

Create an Account in Scopus

  1. If you do not have a Scopus user name and password, click Not Registered? to create them.
  2. Enter your name, email address, and password on the Register form.
  3. If you would like to periodically receive information about Scopus and other related products, click the provided check box.
  4. Click the check box to indicate that you have read and understood the Registered User Agreement's terms and conditions.
  5. To enter additional contact information in your personal profile, click Add profile details.
  6. This is not required for registration.
  7. Click Register to finish.
  8. Your username is the email address you gave on the registration form.
  9. You will receive e-mail confirmation of your registration.
  10. Click Continue to log in with your new username and password.
  11. Click on your name to view several account options.
  12. You are now logged in.
  13. Your name appears at the top of each page as a reminder.
  14. Click Logout to end your session.
  15. If you are using a public or shared computer, logging out at the end of every session will help to safeguard your username and password


Saving Searches in Scopus

Saving Searches in Scopus

  1. Click Save to store the search for future reference.
  2. Click Set alert to set up a search to run automatically on a schedule you specify.
  3. You will receive email notification of the search results.
  4. Click Set feed to subscribe to an RSS feed.
  5. Any new documents found in Scopus by the search will be added to your RSS reader.

Creating Alerts in Scopus


Scopus allows you to create email (and RSS) alerts. To do so, you will need to create a personal  account as shown in the first video tutorial in the box to the left. As shown in the second video tutorial to the left, specific email alerts available include:

Search Alerts

Search alerts notify you by email of new documents in Scopus that match the search in the alert. There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.

You can create a search alert from the Search History page, the Search Results page, and the My Settings page. You can also save search alerts from the Saved Searches page, which you can access from the My Settings page.

Document Citation Alerts

Document citation alerts notify you by email when a selected document is cited on Scopus. You can create a Document Citation Alert from the Document Display page and the My Alerts page. There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.  

Non-Scopus documents and citations derived from Scopus references are not included. 

Author Citation Alerts 

Author Citation alerts notify you by email when an author or group of matched authors is cited on Scopus. You can create an Author Citation Alert at the Author Details page and from Cited By information. There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.

You can edit Author Citation alerts on the My Alerts page.

Scopus Video Tutorials

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