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Research Impacts Using Citation Metrics

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Other Journal Ranking Systems

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Initiative  assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally-recognized experts.

ABDC Journal Ratings List  is a journal quality list published by the Australian Business Deans Council in 2008 and revised in 2010. It ranks journals in 15 sub-disciplines in business, economics and law.

European Reference Index for the Humanities initial lists  is a list of journals ranked by expert panels in 15 sub-disciplines in the humanities. Disciplines include Art, Architectural and Design History, Linguistics, Pedagogical and Educational research and Psychology.

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)

SNIP is one of the calculators in Scopus and requires login and registration.  SNIP is “calculated as the number of citations given in the present year to publications in the past three years divided by the total number of publications in the past three years.”  Additional explanations and information is available at  CWTS Journal Indicators.

CiteScore powered by Scopus

CiteScore was launched in December 2016 by Elsevier and is part of it's Scopus database (found under the Sources tab).  It provides the average citations per document that a title receives over 3 years. The data includes SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper), SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), citation- and document- counts and percentage cited. The integration of these metrics into Scopus provides insights into the citation impact of more than 38,000 titles, including >22,000 journals and >15,000 conference proceedings, book series, and trade journals all indexed by Scopus from 2014.  There are 8 complimentary indicators that perform individually and cover the following elements: 

  • CiteScore
  • CiteScore Tracker
  • CiteScore Percentile
  • CiteScore Quartiles
  • CiteScore Rank
  • Citation Count
  • Document Count
  • Percentage Cited

Calculated annually, it reflects a 3 year window and includes all content within the publication or document that gives a bigger picture of publication impact than just the cited article.  For a current snapshot, monthly views of how a journal performs is noted as impact can change during the course of a year's data. 

SCImago Journal Rank (powered by Scopus)

SCImago (SJR) uses Scopus journal information to allow users to search and analyze journal and country rankings. It is "based on the transfer of prestige from a journal to another one; such prestige is tranfered through the references that a journal do to the rest of the journals and to itself."

The global comparisons show citable documents, citations, self-citations, citations, per document and the H-index and can be downloaded by country.  Visualization tools are also included to explain different ways to map or chart publication data.