Journal Metrics in Scopus: A look at SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

Sep 14, 2016 · Erin Thomas

You may be familiar with Scopus as an abstract and citation database, but it can offer more than bibliographic and citation information. Among the many tools Scopus provides for metrics and analysis is the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), a metric that attempts to take a more nuanced approach to journal ranking by weighting citations based on the source they come from and normalizing the results based on citation trends in the subject field.

This tip & trick blog post explains in more detail how SJR is calculated, where you can access it, and how to use it within Scopus. Compare Journals in Scopus to use SJR and other journal ranking metrics to analyze up to 10 journals at a time across all subject areas or within a particular subject.