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See How CiteScore Metrics Are Progressing with CiteScore Tracker

on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 15:24

With the best coverage of abstracts and citations across disciplines and the globe, Scopus is well-positioned to enable users to analyze the research landscape—and CiteScore is one of the latest research metrics available for this purpose.

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 most want to publish in. The CiteScore 2017 values are going to be released soon and will provide an informative overview of the over 22,600 scholarly journals that are indexed in the Scopus database (the CiteScore 2016 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 up, month by month, eliminating the need to wait until mid-year to see how a journal performed last 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 can easily be accessed in just a few steps:

1. Go to the Journal Metrics page: 

2. Find the title you want to analyze
3. Click on the title to open its Source details page on
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.

You can find CiteScore Tracker on the Source details page for a serial title

5. Scroll down further on the Source details page to find the CiteScore Tracker
6. Here you will find the current value and when it was last updated
7. You can also click on both the current citations and documents used in the calculation to further analyze the data being used from Scopus