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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

4 ways to view and use the 2014 Scopus journal metrics

on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 17:30

Whether you are an author investigating where to submit your paper, an editor evaluating your journal’s performance or a librarian reviewing the impact of your investments, it is important to know how journals compare to each other. With the 2014 journal metric values for the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Impact per Publication (IPP) live in Scopus, now is a good time for evaluation and comparison.

All journals included in Scopus receive journal metric values — and the extensive, global coverage of Scopus means you can evaluate any journal’s role in the scholarly publication landscape, regardless of whether or not they are included in Impact Factor assessments.  Additionally, over 22,000 serials across science, social sciences and the arts and humanities also receive citation performance metrics in Scopus.

Here are 4 ways you can view and use the 2014 journal metric values:

  1. From the Scopus home page, go to ‘Browse sources’ and search for an