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Bibliometrics and citation analysis: Scopus Journal Metrics

What is Journal Metrics?

Journal metrics are available through Elsevier's Scopus database and provides new and alternative metrics to paint a broader picture of journal prestige and impact. These metrics include CiteScore, Elsevier's equivalent to the Impact Factor, Scimago Journal Ranking (SJR) and the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP).

More information on these metrics can be found on Elsevier's webs page.

How to find a Journal in Scopus

  1. Navigate to Scopus' source search
  2. Use the search box provided to search for a specific journal by Title, ISSN or Publisher
  3. You can also search with keywords to discover journals
  4. A brief summary of the journal metrics will appear, select the title to open up the full journal page
  5. The journal page will display all the metrics and ranking for the specific journal.

Introduction to Scopus Journal Metrics

For more information and training videos, please see the Scopus YouTube Channel.

Please note

Journal metrics are used to evaluate the quality or caliber of the journal in which articles are published and should not be used to make any assessment at the article level. The Impact Factor and CiteScore is not an indication of article quality.