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Research Metrics

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


Available in Scopus, SNIP is an abbreviation for source normalized impact per paper, and attempts to account for subject differences. A SNIP of 1.0 indicates that the journal is exactly average for citations for its field; numbers above 1.0 mean the journal performs better than other journals in the field, and numbers below 1.0 show that the journal performs less well than other journals in the same field. 

SNIP 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, including SNIP, is available on the right.