Friday, 24 July 2015

2014 journal citation metrics now available in Scopus

Journal citation data for 2014 is now available in Scopus.  Citation data can help to identify influential journals, especially useful if you are deciding where to publish your research paper.  

Citation indicators available in Scopus include:

  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): unlike many citation metrics, SNIP allows for differences in citation behaviour between academic fields, allowing for a meaningful comparison of journals from different subject areas
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): this metric takes into account the source of the citation (ie: the quality and reputation of the citing journal) as well as the subject field

Members of the University of Sheffield can access Scopus through StarPlus.  From Scopus there are 5 ways you can view and use the 2014 journal metric values:
  • From the Scopus home page, go to ‘Browse sources’ and search for an individual title
  • Use the ‘Compare journals’ tool in to compare the historic and current metric values of up to 10 titles in an interactive chart
  • Download the Public Title List and find the SNIP, IPP, and SJR values from 2012 to 2014 listed in columns G–O
  • Go to and search the entire collection of journals covered by Scopus along with their SNIP, IPP and SJR metrics going back to 1999
  • You can also visit the free Scimago Journal & Country Rank website to view a list of journals ranked by a variety of citation indicators
Learn more about metrics included in Scopus at the journal, author and article level here.

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