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 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 citations per document that a title receives over a three-year period.