Scopus Tutorial: How to View Journal Metrics for a Title in Scopus

Scopus Tutorial: How to View Journal Metrics for a Title in Scopus


♪ Welcome to
a Scopus video tutorial on viewing journal metrics
on source pages. In this example, you are interested in
exploring journal metrics for the title Mammal Review. Using the dropdown menu
at the top left of the page, you select Title. You enter Mammal Review
into the search field and select Find sources. You select the journal title
to open the Source details page. At the top of the page, you find general
journal information including the years of coverage
in Scopus, the publisher, ISSN, and the subject areas assigned
to the journal. You also see an option to set up
a document alert. This triggers
an email notification when new articles are
published in this journal. To the right of the screen
are three journal metrics: CiteScore, SJR, and SNIP. A journal’s CiteScore is
calculated by dividing the number of citations
in a year to documents published
in the previous three years by the number of documents
published in the journal in those three years. This metric is covered
in more detail in a separate video tutorial. The SJR–
or SCImago Journal Rank– is calculated by dividing
the average number of weighted citations received
in a year for a journal by the number of documents
published in the previous three years. The subject area, quality,
and reputation of the journal can affect the weight or value
of a citation. It was inspired by
the Google PageRank algorithm, which believes that
not all citations are equal. The SNIP–or Source Normalized
Impact per Paper– is calculated by dividing a journal’s citation count
per paper by the citation potential
in its subject field. Citation potential is important as citation counts
can vary widely between research disciplines. For example, citation counts tend to be higher
in life sciences than in mathematics
or social sciences. SNIP allows for direct
comparison of journals in different subject areas. To learn more about each metric, click on the “I” icon beside it. ♪

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