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Viewing your results

Results are displayed in a brief format and listed in date order with the newest records first. You can re-sort the results by selecting from the options in the drop down box at the top right.

A useful order in which to display your results is by Cited by. This will display the most highly cited papers first, which may be significant papers in the subject for which you searched.

  • 20 results are listed on each page. Click on the page number or arrows at the bottom of the list of results to navigate between pages.
  • See the abstract by clicking on View abstract, and the full record by clicking on the article title. Your search terms are highlighted.
  • Click on an author's name to link to the Scopus author profile.

Search results details

Click on the title of a record to view the full document details, with search results highlighted in yellow. Bibliographic data and links to copies of the paper are at the top, followed by the abstract. Below this is a list of keywords, depending on the source - for example, a document from Medline will have MeSH terms (keywords used for Medline indexing). Where they exist, a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or PubMed ID will be given - these are stable unique identifiers for the paper. Funder information is also included if known, and may include the funder ID numbers, names of funding bodies, or a declaration statement.

Scopus results page

Options on the right of the screen allow you to find metrics about the paper, articles which cite it, related datasets, and related papers. At the very bottom is a list of all papers cited by this article.