Scopus Attribution Guide

The Scopus logos to be used for labeling purposes can be downloaded from the Scopus info-site: https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scopus/support/promote.
The images can be resized to fit your website design, but proportions must be maintained and it must be large enough to be legible. Use alt="view on Scopus" tag to describe the logo link so it is accessible via screen readers and related accessibility-enabling technologies.


1. Cited by counts

1.1 Cited by counts image

If Scopus cited-by counts are displayed as an image, the image must link to the corresponding location on www.scopus.com . Please note that Scopus link is included in XML and JSON API response as shown below:

<link rel="scopus" href="http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=49549114022&origin=inward"/>
or
{"@_fa": "true", "@href": "http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=49549114022&origin=inward", "@rel": "scopus"}

Example on how to embed Scopus cited by image on your website using text/html API response:
<iframe  height="50" data="http://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/citation-count?doi=10.1016/S0014-5793(01)03313-0&httpAccept=text/html&apiKey=7f59af901d2d86f78a1fd60c1bf9426a"></iframe>
	
How it appears on the site:

Please note that if you are using text/html API response the image is already linked to the appropriate www.scopus.com page.


1.2 Cited by counts value

When only Scopus cited-by value is displayed, the value must contain a link to the corresponding list of citing documents on www.scopus.com. The value must also be clearly labelled in your application or webpage as coming from Scopus. Please note that Scopus link is included in XML and JSON API response as shown below:

<link rel="scopus" href="http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=49549114022&origin=inward"/>
or
{"@_fa": "true", "@href": "http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=49549114022&origin=inward", "@rel": "scopus"}

Example: Frontiers http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00212/full#impact. Please note that "by Scopus" links to appropriate page on www.scopus.com .



1.3 Cited by counts and other metrics or metadata

When Scopus cited-by counts and other metrics or metadata (such as title, author names, etc.) are displayed:
- Scopus must be mentioned as the source of data on each individual web page where Scopus data appears.
- If multiple cited-by counts are displayed (e.g. PubMed, CrossRef), Scopus citation counts must be clearly labeled and linked to the corresponding list of citing documents on www.scopus.com at all visible instances.

Example: The University of Hong Kong - The HKU Scholars Hub http://hub.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp01362/bibliometrics.htm . Please note clearly labeled Scopus section in which counts from Scopus link to appropriate page on www.scopus.com .





2. Scopus data in Academic Research

A reference or footnote should be added to the research output acknowledging Scopus as a data source, adhering to common data and website citation practices (e.g. MLA, APA, etc.).
Example:
The data was downloaded from Scopus API between September 15 and 30, 2015 via http://api.elsevier.com and http://www.scopus.com .