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

August 2023 Data Update

  • 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 (year and country as defined by the data provider)

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
  • A re-organization of the Danish affiliations and -groupings were implemented in February 2023. New affiliation groupings added are: Artistic Higher Education InstitutionsBusiness AcademiesGovernmental InstitutionsNon-Profit Organizations and GTS Institutes
  • UN SDG Classification is added based on Elsevier’s 2022 UN SDG Classification as they are tagged on the individual Scopus record in SciVal as of October 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

Analytics Functionality

  • Is being developed and will be added at a later stage

Imported Data 

  • When harvesting/importing publication data we rely on the country code(s) the data provider relates to the publication records – this means:
    • Records with Danish affiliations, but no Danish country code are consequently not included in the NORA database
    • Records with Denmark as a country code, but without any explicit Danish affiliations are consequently included in the NORA database
  • Elsevier’s 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
  • Some affiliations appears with multiple countries in the data received (eg. international companies). In these cases the country that appears most often is the one defining the country of the affiliation in the NORA database

Danish Affiliation Names

  • Mapping of Danish affiliation names to NORA standard names is primarily based on Elsevier’s normalization of these names into affiliation groupings (Scopus Organization Profiles) represented by an ‘Affiliation Identifier’. If you think the normalization of your institution’s name variants could be improved, read how you may work with Elsevier to improve this via the Institution Profile Wizard 
  • Affiliations with country code Denmark, which in the mapping process are identified as falsely classified as Danish, will not be mapped to any Danish affiliation names or groupings


  • If more author names are connected to the same Author ID (eg. ORCID) by the data provider, we show the author name variant that occurs with the greatest frequency

Help and Guides

  • As we move along – and collect user feedback – more user guides, PDFs as well as videos will be added

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