Scopus files are files containing bibliographic information which comes from search queries on the scopus database. Scopus is a competitor of Thompson ISI, providing extensive publication data, including citation information, for publications created after the year 1996.
First, you or your institution must obtain a license to search Scopus. Once a license in obtain, Scopus files can be obtained in the following manner:
From here, the Scopus file can be loaded as normal in NWB, and the algorithms noted below may be run.
Scopus files contain both author and citation information, so co-authorship and co-citation networks can be extracted using the Extract Co-Occurrence Network from Table algorithm. Burst Detection may also be performed.
The following operations are performed on scopus data as it is read in to NWB:
Convert file into a table Normalize author names to be "|" separated Normalize References to be "|" separated Add a self reference (a column which contains the text of how you would reference that paper)
"Scopus files" are comma-separated value files, but in order for Network Workbench to perform special Scopus-specific cleaning, the files must be loaded with the ".scopus" extension.