Scopus hit counts shrinking for same query
jacso at HAWAII.EDU
Mon May 18 19:02:08 EDT 2009
indeed the problem applies to every search with or without field or date restriction.
My concern is if this problem has been there for a few days invalidating my search results of the past days.
I called the US rep of Scopus, he was alerted of the problem but did not know for how long this problem persisted.
I suggested to the US rep to display a warning at the log-in stage to alert users (as swimmers are about rip tide currents).
----- Original Message -----
From: Juan Gorraiz <juan.gorraiz at UNIVIE.AC.AT>
Date: Monday, May 18, 2009 10:29
Subject: Re: [SIGMETRICS] Scopus hit counts shrinking for same query
To: SIGMETRICS at LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
> Adminstrative info for SIGMETRICS (for example unsubscribe):
> dear peter
> at the moment there are some problems with scopus.
> looking for articles from one author, scopus reports to have
> found a
> certain number of articles, but when retrieving them, only a
> part of them
> can be displayed!
> On Mo, 18.05.2009, 21:48, Peter Jacso wrote:
> > Adminstrative info for SIGMETRICS (for example unsubscribe):
> > http://web.utk.edu/~gwhitney/sigmetrics.html
> > I spotted Scopus producing very different (mostly shrinking
> number of) hit
> > counts for identical queries when repeated minutes later, i.e.
> > hawaii 115,295 then when repeated
> > hawaii 112,798
> > I spotted this Sunday evening (after the MLA exhibit hall
> closed here). I
> > e-mailed the Amsterdam office as it was Monday morning there,
> but I
> > received no reply.
> > I would not be much concerned about a temporary dementia but I
> have done
> > quite a number of searches the days before on Scopus for a research
> > paper, and I wonder if anyone has spotted this problem already
> last week,
> > making my earlier results invalid.
> > Thanks
> > peter jacso
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