Science & Technology news: CiteScore is a new journal evaluation tool.

Feb 08, 2017 · Lorrie Pellack

CiteScore? is a new journal metric which came out in December 2016, and metrics are calculated using Scopus data for over 22,000 serial titles that include journals, book series and conference proceedings. Scopus covers more journals than Web of Science, so it may give some evaluative metric to those journals that can never have a Journal Impact Factor since they are not covered by Web of Science.

Caveat emptor! It is worth noting that CiteScore? was created and is being produced by Elsevier, who publishes a large number of high-impact journals. As a result, this has caused considerable controversy over possible bias in the data. For more on this, visit IO: intheopen.net.

Try CiteScore? here.

An FAQ page is available for more details on how CiteScore? is calculated.

See the ISU Library?s Journal Evaluation Tools guide for information on other similar tools.