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CiteScore metrics: Along with new values come improvements

on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:11

Over the past six months, a number of significant improvements to CiteScoreTM metrics have been made based on your feedback. Here's a quick summary of those improvements – from the initial launch (December 2016) to today's release of the new CiteScore 2016 values:

  • Transparency – The most notable improvement is the increased transparency of the metrics, enabling you, whether or not you have access to Scopus, to validate any CiteScore value by clicking into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents).
  • Corrections to journal subject area classifications – through publisher feedback we have updated the classifications given to over 150 titles to better reflect their areas of research.
  • Seamless CiteScore calculations for title changes – when a title changes its name, the new title will receive a CiteScore when the next annual values are published, using documents (where applicable) from both the old and new title names. This way publishers can change the names of their titles without adversely disrupting their CiteScore values.
  • Ongoing evaluation via CiteScore Tracker – Throughout the year, CiteScore Tracker values of titles grew, allowing you to monitor the progress of the CiteScore 2016 metrics. Now that the CiteScore 2016 values are available, you can also begin tracking the progress of this year’s values with CiteScore Tracker 2017.

CiteScore also continues to work on becoming more comprehensive, current, transparent and free:

Comprehensive: CiteScore 2016 is available for 22,600+ active titles on Scopus, including all types of active serial titles on Scopus – peer-reviewed journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade journals, in 330 disciplines.
Current: CiteScore Tracker allows you to track how the current year’s CiteScore is building each month, giving a good indication of what the following year’s value will be.
Transparent: CiteScore now gives complete transparency into the underlying data by allowing users to click into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents). Simple to replicate, the calculations for CiteScore metrics are straightforward with no secret algorithms or hidden details to influence results.
Free: CiteScore metrics, including access to the underlying data, continue to be free to access without a Scopus subscription via the journal metrics website, the Scopus source browse page, and individual source profile pages on Scopus.