Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021     Views: 5

Scopus author profiles are automatically generated when an author publishes content that is indexed in Scopus.

Each profile is assigned a unique number (Scopus Author Identifier), and Scopus uses an algorithm to match publications with the author profiles based on various data elements associated with the item, such as:

  • Affiliation
  • Subject matter
  • Co-authors
  • Publication history

However, errors can occur that may result in:

  • Multiple profiles for a single author
  • Articles needing to be added/removed from an author profile
  • Incorrect spelling of a name
  • Incorrect or out of date affiliation details

To check the accuracy of your Scopus author profile, conduct an author search for your name in Scopus.

If you find multiple profiles or other errors, use the Author Feedback Wizard to make corrections, such as:

  • Update author details
  • Set a preferred name/affiliation
  • Add or remove documents
  • Request to merge authors

Once the corrections are submitted, the time frame is generally 2-4 weeks to be approved and updated in Scopus.

If your Researcher Profile is required to be amended urgently due to a grant submission or Academic Promotion, contact the Library to see if we can expedite the issue with the vendor.

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