Scopus automatically attempts to identify individual authors through an algorithm. It works well as long as you have a unique name, but if your publishing name is a common one you'll have to do some clean up as it may link works you didn't author to your ID.
Author IDs can be located by performing an Author Search in Scopus.
Depending on how many people share your name, you may see anywhere from one to thousands of results. Don't worry, once you are on the search results screen there are ways to quickly weed out irrelevant results. Use the filters on the left of the screen to restrict results by Affiliation, City, or Subject Area
There are two reasons you may not be able to locate your author ID in Scopus:
The first possibility is a dead end, for now, as you can't be assigned an Author ID until your publications are in Scopus, The good news is that you can suggest additions to the Scopus database, check the tab "Suggest a title" for more information.
The second issue can be fixed. Check the Clean-Up Tab for information on how to claim your publications and clean-up your ID.
Before we play around with the Author ID data it's important to understand it's limitations. The flow chart below explains how, and which, citations will be captured and linked to your Author ID. In general, if a journal/book series/conference proceeding/etc. is indexed in Scopus, you'll see those citations linked to your Author ID.
Scopus has a feature called "secondary documents" that can capture citations for work published in journals not indexed by Scopus but these citations will not be linked to your Author ID because the publications have not been verified. See the next section for instructions on how to search for these documents.
You can get the following data from Scopus:
That last feature generates charts and graphs about your publications and citations. It will also let you export the data so you can generate your own graphs if you so wish. Scopus is the only database with this feature.
Since Scopus' Author IDs are automatically generated you should review the publications linked to your ID and be prepared to do some clean-up.
All changes have to be processed by Scopus. You can make changes by submitting a report through the Author Feedback Wizard. The changes you submit will not take effect immediately but you will be notified by email when they have been processed.
Through an online form, you can suggest journals for Scopus to add to their database. Any title that is suggested must meet their minimum criteria.
If you have trouble locating or providing all of the information asked for in the form contact your Subject Librarian, they may be able to help.
For publications not indexed in Scopus you may still be able to get citation counts through a search of "secondary documents."
This is done by searching the references of the materials that are indexed by Scopus (see the yellow section of the image in "The Data" tab above). This data is often full of errors and inconsistent because there are different citation styles and standards and because people make mistakes.
The process is the same as the "by author" search except that instead of searching with an author's name use the title of one of your publications.