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SCOPUS is a database owned by the company Elsevier, which contains 18,000 journals published by over 5000 international publishers. It has had coverage since 1996 and includes integrated websites and patents, as well as two research impact factor metrics: Scimago Journal Rank (SCR) and SNIP (Source-normalized impact Paper) of Leiden University.

FECYT has led an important initiative with the aim of making the Scopus database available to the Spanish Science, Technology and Business System with up to a 50% discount on official prices. 

Scopus offers:

  • 21,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers.
  • 20,000 peer-reviewed journals (including 2,600 open access journals).
  • 390 commercial publications.
  • 370 series of books.
  • 5.5 million papers.
  • "Press articles" of more than 3,850 journals and editorials, such as Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Nature Publishing Group and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
  • References cited since 1996.
  • 29 million registries, including references dating back to 1995 (84% include abstracts).
  • 21 million pre-1996 registries dating back to 1823.
  • 25.5 million patents (US Patent & Trademark Office, European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization and the UK Intellectual Property Office).
  • Integration of 376 million scientific websites.
  • 75,000 book titles that it has begun to index in its “Book Titles Expansion” programme.