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 and meeting university budgetary needs.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources with tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus provides access to a broad portfolio of peer-reviewed content from around the world.
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.
To assist faculty in transitioning to Scopus, the ASU Library will be offering virtual and in-person workshops on the Tempe campus.