About Elsevier Database

Elsevier is our partner in building this pilot database with a global perspective on Danish research. Elsevier contributes data as well as expertise in order to achieve the best possible result within the time frame of the pilot. 

Elsevier contact person: Max Dumoulin

Reuse of data from the pilot database is not allowed without permission from Elsevier

September 2022

  • Beta-2 release (May 2022) of the portal database with Elsevier data, which in this beta version solely includes publication metadata

Imported Data

  • Scopus publication data with Danish country code from 2011 to date

Data Enhancements

  • Danish affiliation names from the set of Scopus publication records are mapped to Danish Affiliations in a standardized form (NORA names) and grouped in categories like Universities, Private Research etc. This is an ongoing effort
  • UN SDG Classification is added based on Elsevier’s 2021 UN SDG Classification as they are tagged on the individual Scopus record in SciVal as of May 2022
  • AU/NZ FOR Classification is added based on Elsevier’s FOR classification from SciVal as they are tagged on the individual Scopus record
  • OECD Classification is added based on Elsevier’s OECD classification from SciVal as they are tagged on the individual Scopus record 
  • The Danish classification scheme DK Main Research Area is added based on a NORA mapping from SciVal subjects as they are tagged on the individual Scopus record
  • Collaboration Countries are mapped into Collaboration Regions of analytical interest, like OECD, EU etc. Regions are in standardized form (NORA names)
  • Interlinking across all four databases (Matching Records in) has been implemented based on DOI-matching
  • Elsevier’s Open Access types are mapped to a standardized NORA OA terminology
  • Keywords are based on the Author Keywords as they are added on the individual Scopus record

Help and Guides

  • Currently we provide in-context help in the form of mouse-overs and pop-up windows

Analytics Functionality

  • To be added later in 2022

Imported Data 

  • When harvesting/importing publication data we rely on the country code(s) Elsevier relates to the publication records – this means:
    • Records that have a Danish affiliation, but no Danish country code are consequently not included in the NORA database
    • Records that have a Danish country code, but do not have an explicit Danish affiliation are included in the NORA database, but are not mapped to any of the Danish Affiliations names in the standardized form, but rather to ‘Other Research’
  • Elseviers data is imported in a less structured form, hence some of the Scopus/SciVal enhancements on metadata fields such as group authors and publishers are not reflected. We are continuously working with Elsevier to see how we may improve this

Danish Affiliation Names

Help and Guides

  • As we move along – and collect user feedback – we’ll add more user guides, PDFs as well as videos

Improving the Beta-2 release (May 2022)

  • Processing user feedback

  • Carrying out third party usability testing

  • Fixing bugs and serious usability problems 

  • Extracting and prioritizing ideas for improvements

  • Developing and testing improvements

  • Launching the Beta-3 version

Imported Data

  • Start reviewing the possibility of including patents from Elsevier
  • Start reviewing the possibility of including datasets from Elsevier

Data Enhancements

  • Enhance the mapping and normalization of Danish affiliation names

Analytics Functionality

  • Add the first analytics module