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Scopus AI is an intuitive and intelligent search tool powered by generative AI (GenAI) that enhances your understanding and enriches your insights with unprecedented speed and clarity. Built in close collaboration with the academic community, it serves as your trusted guide through the vast expanse of human knowledge found on Scopus, the world's largest multidisciplinary and trusted abstract and citation database.

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Get relevant responses based on recent, trusted knowledge

Scopus is home to 29,200+ peer-reviewed journals from 7,000+ publishers, meticulously reviewed and selected by an independent board of experts.

Scopus AI draws from metadata and abstracts of Scopus documents published since 2013. Advanced prompt engineering and curated recent data minimize risks of false AI-generated information and ensure responses are based on recent, trusted knowledge.

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Save time with reliable and digestible research summarization

When you type your query into Scopus AI, it synthesizes the abstracts of relevant documents into a clear, digestible and referenced summary within seconds.

Scopus AI always provides the references it used to build your summary— providing transparency so you can trust the integrity of its answers.

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Build and deepen new knowledge with unique features

Beyond Expanded summaries, Scopus AI suggests 'Go deeper' questions — helping you drill down and broaden your understanding.

To identify influential voices in a field, the Foundational papers option lists the most high-impact Scopus papers on any topic, guiding you to the knowledge that lies at the bedrock of a subject.

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Open new avenues of exploration with Concept maps

Scopus AI uses keywords from research abstracts to generate a Concept map for each query. This helps you get a bird's-eye view of the topic space and a more complete picture of your theme and its relation to other research areas — even those outside your comfort zone.

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Support collaboration with options for discovering experts

The Topic experts feature draws on the 19.6+ million author profiles in Scopus to find the top researchers linked to your query and generate a summary of their work and contributions.

And because transparency is one of our key GenAI development principles, we explain why each individual was selected.

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“Something that gives me a lot of confidence in this tool is that the results are referenced, and it’s easy to check the references.”

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Bruno Augusto

PhD student at University of Aveiro, Portugal

The Scopus AI difference

The use of generative AI in research and education comes with key concerns about safety, accuracy and ethics(opens in new tab/window) and must be informed by thoughtful guidance such as this 2023 published report from UNESCO(opens in new tab/window). Scopus AI is built and maintained to deliver the transparency, safety, accuracy and relevance of insights that higher education and research organizations require.

Developed responsibly

For over 10 years, Elsevier has used AI and machine learning responsibly in our products, combining it with unparalleled peer-reviewed content, extensive data sets and sophisticated analytics. Scopus AI is developed in line with Elsevier's Five Responsible AI Principles. It offers:

  • Clear and verifiable references to document abstracts used in summarizations

  • Legal and technology protections to ensure zero data exchange or use of Elsevier data to train OpenAI's public model

  • Adherence to European GDPR that guarantees user privacy and avoids unnecessary data retention

Elsevier's Five Responsible AI Principles

Technology with clear scope and instructions

The technology that underpins Scopus AI is maintained for:

  • Transparency: We require Scopus AI to ground all its claims on the curated Scopus database and provide references for everything

  • Quality: Scopus AI undergoes intermittent evaluations using our quality framework to ensure that the outputs meet our rigorous standards for quality, relevancy & coherency.

  • Reliability: The prompts that lie behind Scopus AI help to reduce outputs that are factually inaccurate or unreliable.

Although it's currently impossible to entirely eliminate inaccurate responses, these steps greatly reduce the risk of them appearing, and we continue to work on developments to limit that risk.

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Developed and tested for academic community use cases

The research community has contributed ideas and feedback on Scopus AI since the design stage. Thousands of researchers worldwide participated in rigorous testing, and our engaged user community is continuing to shape Scopus AI’s future.

By constantly listening and iterating based on user feedback, we know we've developed a tool that meets the academic community's needs and specific use cases.

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Learn how Scopus AI can work for your institution

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Frequently asked questions

On this page, we feature some of the questions most commonly asked by the community.

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"The Scopus AI interface is intuitive and easy to use, it allows the researcher to obtain an overview of a problem, as well as identify authors and approaches, in a more agile search session than conventional search.

It is a valuable tool for literature reviews, construction of theoretical frameworks and verification of relationships between variables, among other applications that are actually impossible to delimit."

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Elisenda Aguilera

Researcher at Pompeu Fabra University in Spain

Latest news and insights

Find out more about Scopus AI and the technology that drives these recently published articles.

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"...the true value of LLMs lies not in their ability to find information but rather in their capacity to reframe it in a way that helps us comprehend its significance."

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Adrian Raudaschl

Elsevier Senior Product Manager


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Upcoming webinar: Scopus AI: Navigating essential practices in responsible Gen AI

Join us for a webinar discussion about how we applied Elsevier’s Responsible AI Principles to the development of Scopus AI, ensuring our solutions develop in line with our values.

On-demand webinar: An in-depth exploration of Scopus AI

Discover how researchers can effectively use Scopus AI throughout the research journey and learn practical ways to leverage our Gen AI-informed results for an accelerated search process. 

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