Document citation alerts

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Document citation alerts notify you by email of newly loaded documents that cite a document you have specified. You can create a Document Citation Alert from the Document details page, the Author details page, and the Alerts page. There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.

NoteNon-Scopus documents (abstracts available on platforms external to Scopus) and citations derived from Scopus references are not included in Document Citation alerts.

To create a document citation alert

  1. On the Document details page, click Set citation alert in the Cited by since 1996 box.

    The Set Document Citation Alert page appears.

  2. Enter a name for the alert.
  3. Enter the email address(es) to which alerts should be sent.
    NoteThe displayed email address is from your profile. You can enter a different address here; this does not change your profile.

    You can also enter email addresses of colleagues. Separate multiple email addresses with a semicolon, comma, space, or press Enter. If a colleague unsubscribes from the alert, you will be notified via email.

  4. From the Frequency list, select how often you want to receive the alert.

    For the "Every week" and "Every two weeks" options, choose the day of the week you would like to receive the alert notification.

    The four monthly options allow you to specify the day of the month on which you would like to receive the alert notification.

    The system honors your preference as close as possible.

    NoteIf there are no new documents matching your alert criteria during the time frame or frequency you choose, you will not receive an alert.
  5. Select an email format for your alert.
  6. Select Active or Inactive as the status of your alert.

    You can change this setting on the Alerts page without losing your frequency preferences. Setting an alert to Inactive status does not delete the alert.

  7. Click Save to save the alert.

    You will receive a confirmation email.



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