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Scholarly Impact and Citation Analysis

Tips and step-by-step directions on how to find citing articles, impact factors, and journal rankings.

Analyzing Journals Using Scopus

Analyzing Journals Using Scopus:

  1. Go to Scopus (off-campus link)  and click on the Analytics button on top.
  2. Enter the journal title that you want to analyze. You can also search by ISSN and publisher If you wish, limit your search to al subject area.
  3. Click the Search button to retrieve a list of journal titles.
  4. Select the title of the journal you want to analyze by double clicking. Add more titles if you want to compare journals. You can add up to ten journals.

Below is a screenshot showing a comparison of 3 soil science journals.

SJR  SCImago Journal Rank is weighted by the prestige of a journal.  Subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation.  SJR also normalizes for differences in citation behavior between subject fields.

SNIP Source Normalized Impact per Paper measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.

The  Citations chart shows the number of times documents from the journal were cited in other documents during a specific year. Place your cursor on a data point on the Total Citations chart for an explanation of the information displayed.

The Docs chart shows the number of documents published in the journal during a specific year. Place your cursor on a data point on the Articles Published chart for an explanation of the information displayed.

The Percent Not Cited chart shows the percentage of the articles in a journal that have not been cited in other articles. Place your cursor on a data point on the % Not Cited chart for an explanation of the information displayed.

The Percent Reviews chart shows the percentage of documents in the year that are review articles.

To look at this information in a table format, click the Table button. The titles of the journals which appear in the chart are listed in the key below the chart. Click the Show info link to display the journal publication information.