Using Scopus and SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank to find a Journal's Impact and Rank

Scopus and SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank score and rank journals that are indexed in Scopus based on citation data. The major measures are:

  • The CiteScore measures average citations received per document published in the journal. It is useful for comparing journals within the same field, ranking them in subject categories and indicating the percentile they fall into.
  • The SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) measures citations weighted by prestige. It is useful for comparing journals within the same field, and forms the basis of the subject category ranking. Q1 journals are cited more often and by more prestigious journals than those in the other quartiles.
  • The SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) measures citations weighted by the subject field. It is useful for comparing journals not just within the same field but also across disciplines.  A SNIP of 1.0 means that a journal’s articles are cited at the average rate for all journals in the same subject area; anything over 1.0 indicates more citations than average in the field while a SNIP of less than 1.0 is below the average. A SNIP of more than 1.5 generally indicates a very well-cited journal.

Use Scopus Journal Metrics to find Journal Rankings, CiteScores and Other Measures

To view rankings of journals by subject categories:

  1. Go to Scopus Journal Metrics
  2. Click on Refine by subject areas and select the appropriate subject area and category, using the arrows and drop-down menus
  3. The results will be ordered by CiteScore by default

To view the ranking of a specific journal:

  1. Go to Scopus Journal Metrics
  2. Click on Search titles and enter the journal name
  3. In the results list, click on the title's link - this will lead to a wide range of data about that journal

Use SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank to find Journal Rankings, SJRs and Other Measures

To view rankings of journals by subject categories:

  1. After connecting to SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank, click on Journal Rankings at the top of the page
  2. Select the appropriate subject area and category, using the drop-down menus
  3. The results will be ordered by SJR by default

To view the ranking of a specific journal:

  1. After connecting to SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank, enter the journal title in the search box
  2. Click on the search icon
  3. In the results list, click on the title's link - this will lead to a wide range of data about that journal

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