CiteScore™ shines a spotlight on high-quality journals neglected by other metrics

Amsterdam, July 24, 2017

Elsevier’s CiteScore is currently the only metric for more than 200 top-quality academic journals from numerous renowned publishers that guides them in their exceptional work. Metrics are an important tool to determine editorial choices when editing research journals and managing their role in their respective fields.

Analysis by Elsevier, a global information analytics company specializing in science and health, has found 216 journals from 70 publishing houses in the top 10% of the most-cited journals in their subject category with no critical journal metric other than CiteScore. CiteScore is the only fast and readily available metric to allow these journalsto be recognized as highly-influential publications.

“Transparent, quick and up-to-date journal metrics are critical for editors to manage their journals, for authors when submitting research articles, and for librarians when making purchasing decisions,” said Philippe Terheggen, Managing Director for Elsevier’s Journal Business. “As the only metrics these high-quality journals have, CiteScore is providing a very valuable service to help raise their profile.”

Each of the 216 journals have been published 45 times or more in the past three years. Taylor and Francis is the publishing house with the highest number of journals in the top 10% for their subject areas that only benefit from a CiteScore, Elsevier is second (28 journals) and Springer Nature third (20 journals). A full list of publishers and the number of journals is included below.

CiteScore metrics were launched in December 2016 in response to academia’s call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal’s citation impact. CiteScore metrics are part of a basket of metrics available on Scopus (including journal, author, institutional, and article-level metrics), supporting a holistic view of research performance. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, conference proceedings and trade publications.

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Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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