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Scopus Greatly Accelerates Researcher Productivity with its Document Download Manager


Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources, today announced that it has partnered with QUOSA to introduce the Document Download Manager, a new tool that enables its users to download and rename multiple full-text articles simultaneously, reducing the procedure from minutes to seconds.

With Document Download Manager researchers can initiate the download of up to 50 full-text articles simultaneously from the Scopus results list. In some cases this can be done with as few as three clicks in total versus the approximately 150 clicks needed to do so without the Document Download Manager.

The tool, freely available in Scopus, will further save researchers time by automatically renaming the downloaded full-text articles according to a user-chosen naming convention. Traditionally, full-text articles have default names which can vary from a random set of letters and numbers to complicated and lengthy URLs. The Document Download Manager will provide the user with the option to choose a meaningful naming convention that will then be accredited to all the articles downloaded via Scopus, enabling the user to organize their files quickly and easily.

“The procedure of being able to directly download articles simply and with my own naming options is a great idea. It helps me to easily and quickly organize my retrieved results on my own computer and thus saves time and effort. It makes it easy to deal with results that I select for further analysis and review”, says Tefko Saracevic, Ph.D, Professor II, School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University.

The Document Download Manager will significantly save time on repetitive and laborious tasks. “As we are committed to helping researchers increase their productivity, it is a great pleasure to offer a functionality that significantly reduces the time spent on gathering and organizing information. In the end, it is the analysis that adds value.” says Niels Weertman, Director Scopus.

This service is the outcome of a partnership with QUOSA, the supplier of full-text article retrieval, organization and searching solutions. “We are very excited about our partnership with Scopus”, says Malcolm MacKenzie, President of QUOSA. “It is a powerful way of extending some of our key functionality to an important user base. Scopus’ QUOSA-powered Document Download Manager will be a major boon to researchers as it frees them from some of the tedious aspects of acquiring and managing PDFs. And, of course, it is seamlessly integrated with QUOSA Information Manager’s full-article organization function.”


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