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Scopus Research Metrics

Journal Metrics Terms

CiteScore is a family of eight indicators that offer complementary views to analyze the publication influence of serial titles of interest. Derived from the Scopus database, CiteScore metrics offer a more transparent, current, comprehensive and accurate indication of a serial’s impact. 

SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) Measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa. 

SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): Based on the concept of a transfer of prestige between journals via their citation links. Drawing on a similar approach to the Google PageRank algorithm - which assumes that important websites are linked to from other important websites - SJR weights each incoming citation to a journal by the SJR of the citing journal, with a citation from a high-SJR source counting for more than a citation from a low-SJR source. 


Journal Comparison

Compare up to 10 sources and review results on a chart or in table format 

  • Search for sources to compare by title, ISSN, publisher, subject area 

  • Compare CiteScore for each publication by year 

  • Compare SNIP for each publication by year 

  • Compare SJR for each publication by year 

  • Compare number of documents for each publication by year 

  • Compare percent of articles cited for each publication by year 

  • Compare percent of review articles published in each publication by year  

How to view Scopus Journal Metrics

Journal Metrics

Journal metrics

Journal-level metrics on Scopus include: 

  • CiteScore metrics
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)