Search alerts

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Search alerts notify you by email of new search results in Scopus that match the search in the alert. There is no limit on the number of alerts you can create.

You can create a search alert from the Search history box, the Search results page, the Source information page, and the Settings page. You can also save search alerts on the Saved searches page, which you can access from the Settings page.

Note Non-Scopus documents (abstracts available on platforms external to Scopus) and citations derived from Scopus references are not included in Search alerts.

To save a search alert

  1. Enter and run a search.

    The Search results page appears.

  2. Above the Search results, click Set alert.
  3. In the Name of alert field, enter a name for the alert.
    NoteThis field automatically displays up to 5 of the first search terms.
  4. In the E-mail address field, enter the email address for alert notifications.
    NoteThis field automatically displays the email address entered when you first registered to use Scopus.

    You can also enter email addresses of colleagues. Separate multiple email addresses with a semicolon, comma, or space, or press Enter on your keyboard. If a colleague unsubscribes from the alert, you will receive an email informing you of the action.

  5. From the Frequency drop-down list, select how often you want to receive alert email notices.

    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 you would like to receive the alert notification.

    The system honors your preference as close as possible.

    NoteIf there are no alerts during the frequency that you select, you do not receive an email.

  6. Select either HTML or Text as the format for your alert email.
  7. 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.

  8. Click Save to save the alert.

    You will receive an email confirmation summarizing all alert preferences you have set.



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