Annex 2: Comparison of Scopus subject areas and Web of Science research areas
Scopus - Subject Areas Limited To in Search String Evolution
Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Economics, Econometrics Multidisciplinary
and Finance
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Environmental Science
Social Sciences
Scopus Subject Areas Excluded
Arts and Humanities
Dentistry
Medicine
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular
Biology
Energy
Neuroscience
Business, Management and Accounting
Engineering
Nursing
Chemical Engineering
Health Professions
Pharmacology, Toxicology and
Pharmaceutics
Chemistry
Immunology and
Microbiology
Physics and Astronomy
Computer Science
Materials Science
Psychology
Decision Sciences
Mathematics
Veterinary
Web of Science equivalent Research Areas to Limit Search To
Agriculture
Anthropology
Fisheries
Forestry
Area Studies
Biodiversity & Conservation
Cultural Studies
Entomology
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Geography
Integrative & Complementary
Medicine
Marine & Freshwater Biology
Mycology
Nutrition & Dietetics
Ethnic Studies
Oceanography
Plant Sciences
Public, Environmental & Occupational
Health
Social Issues
Tropical Medicine
Veterinary Sciences
Water Resources
Women's Studies
Zoology
Research Areas Not To Limit To
Acoustics
Allergy
Anatomy & Morphology
Anesthesiology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art
General & Internal Medicine
Genetics & Heredity
Geochemistry & Geophysics
Geology
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Government & Law
Haematology
Orthopaedics
Otorhinolaryngology
Palaeontology
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Arts & Humanities Other Topics
Health Care Sciences & Services
Philosophy
Asian Studies
Astronomy & Astrophysics
History
History & Philosophy of Science
Physical Geography
Physics
Automation & Control Systems
Behavioural sciences
Imaging
Imaging Science & Photographic
Technology
Immunology
Physiology
Physiology
Infectious Diseases
Information Science & Library
Science
Instruments & Instrumentation
Psychiatry
Psychology
International Relations
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biomedical Social Sciences
Biophysics
Biotechnology & Applied
Microbiology
Business & Economics
Polymer Science
Public Administration
Cardiovascular System & Cardiology Legal Medicine
Rehabilitation
Cell Biology
Life Sciences Biomedicine Other
Topics
Chemistry
Linguistics
Classics
Literature
Communication
Materials Science
Computer Science
Mathematical & Computational
Biology
Construction & Building Technology Mathematical Methods In Social
Sciences
Criminology & Penology
Mathematics
Critical Care Medicine
Mechanics
Crystallography
Medical Ethics
Religion
Dance
Demography
Social Sciences Other Topics
Social Work
Medical Informatics
Medical Laboratory Technology
Religion
Remote Sensing
Reproductive Biology
Research & Experimental Medicine
Respiratory System
Rheumatology
Robotics
Science & Technology Other Topics
Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine Metallurgy & Metallurgical
Engineering
Dermatology
Meteorology & Atmospheric
Sciences
Developmental Biology
Microbiology
Education & Educational Research Microscopy
Sociology
Electrochemistry
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology & Metabolism
Energy & Fuels
Engineering
Evolutionary Biology
Family Studies
Film, Radio & Television
Surgery
Telecommunications
Theatre
Thermodynamics
Toxicology
Transplantation
Transportation
Urban Studies
Food Science & Technology
Gastroenterology & Herpetology
Mineralogy
Music
Neurosciences & Neurology
Nuclear Science & Technology
Nursing
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Oncology
Operations Research &
Management Science
Ophthalmology
Optic
Spectroscopy
Sport Sciences
Substance Abuse
Urology & Nephrology
Virology