This resource provides free access to journal-level metrics used in Elsevier's Scopus database, and includes CiteScore and Percentile ranking, Source Normalized Impact Per Paper (SNIP), Citation Count, Number of Articles Published, and Scimago Journal Rank (SJR). It also provides rankings by journal country of origin and numerous visual representations of journal impact data.
1. Go to SCImago Journal & Country Rank web site.
2. Click on the Journal Ranks icon on homepage.
3. Make your selections from the drop down menus to generate a report. You can download the data by clicking the Download Data button.
You can generate similar reports for comparing different countries. Click the Country Ranks button on the homepage to begin.
Scopus allows researchers to analyze citation metrics on authors as well as specific articles by an author.
1. Open Scopus, signing in if necessary.
2. In the search box, switch to the Author search tab and enter the name of the author you are searching.
3. Check the box next to the author you wish to review.
4. From this screen, you can use the Show Documents or View Citation Overview tools by clicking the buttons located above the author listings. Here is a demo of the view citation overview tool.
Scopus now integrates data from PlumX Metrics (an altmetrics provider) as the source of its article-level metrics, along with traditional measures (such as citations), to present a richer and more comprehensive picture of an individual article’s impact.
The Article Metrics module can be found on Scopus in the Document details page, where a dropdown highlights Scopus citation count (along with percentile benchmarking), Field-weighted citation impact and PlumX Metrics. Clicking on “View all metrics” opens a more detailed Metrics page, displaying all available metrics and the underlying content for further analysis and understanding.
1. Open Scopus, logging in if necessary.
2. At the search page, use the document search to retrieve your article.
3. Click on the record for your article to see the document details page.
4. In the document details page, scroll down to the Metrics bar to get a summary of metrics for the article.
5. To view the full report, click More Metrics
FWCI (field-weighted citation impact) considers variations in research and citation behavior across disciplines and facilitates benchmarking among disciplines.
It is the number of citations received by a document divided by the expected number of citations for similar documents in the same field of research.
Citation benchmarking calculates how citations for this article compare with the average for similar articles in the same field.
If you would like help creating metrics reports for a researcher, lab group or unit, have questions about metrics or accessing the tools in this guide, or would like guidance on metrics not discussed in this guide, please contact:
Lena Bohman, Data Services and Research Impact Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
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