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Research Impact/Bibliometrics

This guide provides an introduction to using Web of Science, Scopus and other resources to determine journal impact, individual researcher impact, and article impact.

Finding Journal Impact in Scopus

Our database Scopus provides journal metrics including SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), and CiteScore. Below are Scopus's brief explanations of each metric. For additional information, click the metric's name.

SCImago Journal Rank  (measures weighted citations received by the serial. Citation weighting depends on subject field and prestige of the citing serial.

Source Normalized Impact per Paper measures actual citations received relative to citations expected for the serial’s subject field.

CiteScore measures average citations received per document published in the serial.

SJR and other metrics can also be found on the free website Scimago Journal and Country Rank. SNIP and other metrics can also be found on the free website CWTS Journal Indicators

This tutorial explains how to use the metrics in Scopus.

The video below is an overall introduction to Scopus. You can skip ahead to 9:45 to see how to use the Journal Analysis features.