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Check out CiteScore Tracker to see how a title’s CiteScore is building each month

on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 18:50

Scopus is a source neutral, expertly curated abstract and citation database, making it well positioned to enable users to discover and analyze the world of research.

CiteScore metrics, which measure the impact of thousands of journals by calculating the average number of citations per article over a three-year period, can help researchers determine which journals they should publish in. The CiteScore 2018 values are going to be released soon and will provide an informative overview of ~23,000 scholarly titles that are indexed in the Scopus database (the CiteScore 2017 values can be found here).

While this annual scoring is very insightful, what if you want to get a more immediate look at a journal’s performance? That’s where CiteScore Tracker comes in. CiteScore Tracker follows how the current year’s CiteScore is building month by month, eliminating the need to wait until mid-year to see how a journal performed in the prior year. As new citations are received each month, the metric builds up, so you can get a more up-to-date look at the performance of the journals you are interested in.

CiteScore Tracker (as well as all CiteScore metrics) can be easily and freely accessed by anyone, with or without a Scopus subscription, in just a few steps:

1. Go to the Scopus Sources page

2. Find the title you want to analyze by searching by Subject area, Title, Publisher or ISSN 

3. Click on the title to open its Source details page

4. On this page you will find the title’s CiteScore, SJR and SNIP values for the latest annual calculation, along with further information and insights about the title’s current annual CiteScore value and rank.

5. Scroll down further on the Source details page to find the CiteScore Tracker

6. You can also click on both the current citations and documents used in the calculation to display the list of citations or documents for that source.