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Transition to Scopus

The ASU Library is ending its subscription to Web of Science, effective January 1, 2021. The decision to transition away from Web of Science to exclusive use of the Scopus index is in line with the library’s commitment to fiscal responsibility in meeting university budgetary needs.

  • Switching to Scopus will result in a significant annual savings, as the annual subscription cost of Scopus is far less than that of Web of Science, which carries a six-figure price tag.
  • Both indices offer similar functionality and coverage with a 97 percent overlap in content.
  • The library anticipates few disruptions in the continued accessibility of indexed content.
  • To assist faculty in transitioning to Scopus, the ASU Library will be offering virtual and in-person workshops on the Tempe campus. 

For questions regarding this transition, please see the FAQ page on this libguide and/or contact Ask a Librarian.

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