Best-in-class metrics to prove research impact
Show researchers and senior leaders more impact for the research output produced by your institution than you’ve ever been able to show before.
Scopus offers more research metrics — and on nearly twice the number of scholarly, peer-reviewed publications — than any other abstract and citation database.
CiteScore™ metrics: Introduced in 2016, a family of eight indicators to analyze the publication influence of serial titles. CiteScore metrics offer more robust, timely and accurate indicators of a serial title’s impact.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): A prestige metric for journals, book series and conference proceedings. With SJR, the subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation.
Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): Measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.
Four Scopus-specific metrics can be found on a document’s metric details page: total number of citations by a date range of the user’s choosing, citations per year for a range, citation benchmarking (percentile) and Field-weighted Citation Impact.
PlumX Metrics: Also found on a document’s metrics details page, five comprehensive, item-level metrics that provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more) in the online environment.
h-index and h-graph: View a researcher's performance based on career publications, as measured by the lifetime number of citations that each article receives.
Citation overview tracker: A date-range adjustable table that includes the number of times each document has been cited per publication year.
Visual analysis tools: Analyze an author’s output with a collection of in-depth tools designed to provide a better picture of an individual’s publication history (up to 15 years) and influence: total number of cited documents, total number of citations per year, and a list of documents with number of citing documents and links to citing documents per year and per article.
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For an easy-to-share handout on key research impact metrics, download the Research Metrics Quick Reference flyer, developed by Library Connect in collaboration with librarian Jenny Delasalle.