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Publication Metrics: Scopus

Information in Scopus

Scopus provides detailed information about the journals it indexes, including those titles that are Open Access. Among the types of data included for a source are the following:

  1. Cite Score: average citations received per article
  2. SJR (SCImago Journal Rank): According to Scopus, this "measures weighted citations received by a serial. Citation weighting depends on subject field and prestige (SJR) or the citing serial."
  3. SNIP: Source Normalized Impact per Paper: measures actual citations received relative to citations exected
  4. Cite Score Tracker
  5. Cite Score Rank: where a journal ranks in citations compared to other journals in the field

Source Details Screen

Once you choose Sources and pick a journal, the default screen displays a wide range of journal metrics.

Scopus source details

Citation Score Rank

The Scopus Source list provides CiteScores and percentiles so that you can see where the journal you are interested in ranks when compared to other journals in the field.

Scopus CiteScore and rank