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CiteScore Revealed: More Transparency, More Clarity

on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 21:51

For metrics to be understood and trusted, clarity into how they work and are calculated is important. When CiteScore was first introduced, we shared the methodology behind the calculation. Now we are taking transparency a step further by enabling you to validate any CiteScore value by clicking into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents).

What this means for you.

If you have access to Scopus:

When viewing the Source details page for a serial title on Scopus, you can see the data behind the CiteScore calculation by clicking on either the citation or document count. This opens a window where you can toggle between the list of documents and citations. In addition, if you’re logged in, you can even export the information into a CSV file.

If you do not have full access to Scopus:

If your institution does not subscribe to Scopus, you still have the ability to

What's new on Scopus: Author & Affiliation result page changes, new Support Center and CiteScore Transparency

on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 20:55

What’s new on Scopus in this release:

  • Changes to the Author and Affiliation results pages
  • Advanced search improvements
  • A new Scopus Support Center
  • More CiteScore Transparency

Author and Affiliation search results pages

The Author and Affiliation search results pages now share the same look and feel introduced to the Scopus document search results last month -- changes which also help improve web accessibility.

Changes on the Author search results page:

  • The number of author results displays more prominently in the blue title bar
  • The option to “Show Profile Matches with One Document” has been moved to a checkbox at the top of the <Refine results> panel (found on the left hand side of the screen)
  • Previously removed sort on options have been restored, allowing you to sort by Document Count, Author, Affiliation, City or Country/Territory

Changes on the Affiliation search results page:

  • The number of affiliation results displays more
Release Date: 
April 26 2017

CiteScore Tracker: Keep current with how a title’s CiteScore is building each month

on Tue, 04/18/2017 - 02:46

While a metric like CiteScore provides a consistent way to track performance annually, CiteScore Tracker also shows how the current year’s CiteScore builds up each month — additional information that may be helpful when making decisions.

How it works: CiteScore Tracker is calculated in the same way as CiteScore, but for the current year, rather than previous, complete years. The numerator (citation count) of the current year’s metric builds up every month as additional citations are received, so that the construction is consistent with the construction of the complete year CiteScore. Once the new annual CiteScore value is fixed, then the CiteScore Tracker for the next year begins and is displayed on Scopus.com. For examples, once CiteScore 2016 is fixed the CiteScore Tracker 2017 will also be initiated and available on Scopus.

Where to find it:

  1. Go to the Journal Metrics page: https://journalmetrics.scopus.com/

  1. Find the

New on Scopus: Link to datasets, search funding acknowledgements and find more CiteScore transparency

on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 22:32

March has been an especially busy month for Scopus and to complete the month, we’ve introduced the following changes:

To learn more details about these changes, follow along below. Click on images to expand.

A special note for librarians at SciVal institutions: You can now can use Scopus to create a Publication Set to export and analyze in SciVal. See more information below.

Research Dataset Linking

Research dataset links can now be found on the Scopus Document details page. Through collaboration with Data Literature Interlinking (DLI) service and Scholix, Scopus is able to link articles with datasets when available on the external data repository.

Here’s how to find research datasets on Scopus:

  1. If research datasets are available on the external data repository for an
Release Date: 
March 29 2017

How to explore, compare and track journal citation impact with CiteScore metrics

on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:52

In January, we held a webinar on CiteScore metrics – not only providing an overview of what CiteScore metrics are, but also showing you how to access and use the new metrics. In case you missed it, the recorded webinar is available for you to view here. Take some time to learn about why CiteScore was created, how it is calculated and what it brings to the overall basket of metrics.      

Additionally, follow these tips to get started exploring CiteScore metrics.

Tip 1: Decide where to begin

There are two main places to access CiteScore metrics, both are freely available to anyone. They are:

  1. The Sources page on Scopus.com itself: https://www.scopus.com/sources, and
  2. Journalmetrics.scopus.com

But, which one you begin with depends upon what you want to do.

  • If you want to delve into the details and interrogate metrics for a singular title, start on Scopus itself: https://www.scopus.com/sources. Here you can search for a

A new standard of journal citation impact: Powered by Scopus

on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 21:22

As the age of electronic publishing has matured, researchers, publishers, bibliometricians, librarians, institutional leaders and others in academia have been exploring ways to bring research metrics into the 21st century. Journal metrics continue to be important in the research community, alongside metrics for measuring other entities such as articles, researchers, institutions, subject areas, and so forth.

Today, Scopus is expanding its basket of metrics by adding CiteScore™ metrics — a family of eight indicators that offer complementary views to analyze the impact of all serial titles — including journals — on Scopus.

Easy and free to access, the family of CiteScore metrics include:

  • CiteScore
  • CiteScore Tracker
  • CiteScore Percentile
  • CiteScore Quartiles
  • CiteScore Rank
  • Citation Count
  • Document Count
  • Percentage Cited

A new standard and how it works:

CiteScore is essentially the average

Release Date: 
December 8 2016