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Bibliometrics and Citation Tracking: Scopus Sources

Caveats to Scopus Sources

Scopus Sourcesdoes not have complete citation information for articles published prior to 1996.

Four years of data are necessary to calculate a SJR or SNIP. Because Scopus records data starting in 1996, the first year available for a SJR or SNIP is 1999.

What is Scopus Sources?

Scopus Sources provides a view of journal performance using Scopus citation data and includes two new journal metrics - SJR and SNIP.

Scopus Sources is accessible via Scopus from Elsevier (requires subsription).

SJR and SNIP are freely accessible.

Journal Data

Scopus Sources will chart:

  • SJR (SCImago Journal Rank reflects prestige of source: value of
     weighted citations per document)
  • SNIP (Source normalized impact per paper: corrects for differences
     in the frequency of citation across research fields)
  • Citations (Total number of citations received by a journal in the year,
    considering all documents)
  • Documents (Total number of documents published in the journal in the year)
  • % Not Cited (Percentage of documents published in that year that have never
    been cited to date)

You can compare up to 10 journals.