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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.

Journal-level metrics:

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.

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Article-level metrics:

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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.

Author metrics:

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.

Author h-index metric

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.