The SCOPUS database may be used to evaluate your research productivity, scientific impact, and longevity.  Promotion and tenure committees often use data from your SCOPUS profile for evaluating your portfolio because SCOPUS provides:
• Your h-index
• Your average number of citations/article
• Your most frequently cited article
• Your total number of papers
• Your total number of citations

Dr. Recordi's SCOPUS record

You should have only ONE author record in SCOPUS; multiple author records will reduce your h-index and provide an inaccurate description of your research productivity, impact, and longevity.  Look up your SCOPUS author record by going to, clicking on E-Databases, choosing SCOPUS, clicking on the Author Search tab and doing a search on your last name and full first name, clicking on the Search button, and clicking on the Details link.  You will also need to repeat the same author search, but use your first initial instead of your full first name.  Repeat this again, but use your first and middle initials.  This way, you will uncover any possible errors in the database.

If you have more than one author record, request a correction: send an email from your UM email account to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include a list of the Author ID numbers that need to be merged and ask SCOPUS to please merge those author records.  It takes time for SCOPUS to merge author records, so please double-check the accuracy of your SCOPUS author record today.

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Additional information:

Selected PubMed articles on the h-index: