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Research Metrics

This guide will help you understand research metrics about authors, articles/books, and journals.


CiteScore is similar to the Impact Factor but includes citations during 4 years, including the current year. The denominator for the CiteScore calculation is the number of citable articles published during the most recent 4 years. CiteScore also indicates impact. 

CiteScore 4-year methodology visual representation with the numerator and denominator descriptions

CiteScore does not account for disciplinary differences so it's important to consider how the journal ranks compared to other journals on the same subject. 


For more information, see this FAQ on CiteScore and other journal metrics from Scopus. 

Journal Metrics in Scopus

1. Open Scopus and select Sources from the top menu

2. Search for the journal title and open the record.



3. Select the journal title from the results list to see the complete source information. A quick view of metrics is available on the right.

4. Subject categories and percentiles for CiteScore are available lower down on the page, under the CiteScore calculation details.