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Expert Lookup

Expert Lookup helps you identify scientific experts in minutes

Find researchers who meet your funding priorities, locate the right reviewers for papers, identify potential conflicts of interest, and can expand your understanding of who is active in a research field.

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Expert Lookup helps you quickly identify scientific experts

How it works

Powered by the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine®, Expert Lookup produces visual semantic indexes of the researchers in the Scopus® database, the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

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Text mining

Expert Lookup uses Elsevier Fingerprint Engine to apply a variety of Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to mine the text of scientific documents, including publication abstracts, funding announcements and awards, project summaries, patents, proposals, applications and other sources

This text mining leads to precise matches between incoming proposals and potential, unbiased reviewers.

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Awards history

In addition to text mining, Expert Lookup uses award history to help determine if a given researcher is suitable to apply for a grant or to review a proposal.

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Uses Scopus data

Expert Lookup uses Scopus, which contains over 17 million author profiles across disciplines. The author profile connects an author to their publications, awards and more. See Scopus Data for more information.

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Choice of thesauri so you can search using discipline-specific semantics, including:

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Medicine & Life Science

  • Engineering

  • Agriculture

  • Geoscience

  • Social Science

  • Arts & Humanities

  • Business & Economics

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