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Scopus: Metrics


Metrics are embedded at the journal, document and author levels. All the metrics are designed to help with evaluation and creating more streamlined views of research.

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Document Metrics

Document-level metrics show how far reaching and impactful research is once published. Scopus pulls in data from PlumX Metrics as the primary source. Metrics include:

  • Citations in Scopus
  • Views Count
  • PlumX

With these metrics, a user can do the following:

  • See citation overviews
  • Create graphs
  • Compare citation counts
  • Link to citing documents

Journal Comparison

Journal Metrics

Journal-level metrics on Scopus will have:

  • CiteScore metrics
  • SCImago Journal Rank
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)

Every journal overview page will contain these details:

  • Scopus coverage
  • Publisher information
  • Subject areas
  • CiteScore
  • CiteScore Tracker (monthly update)
  • SNIP
    • Measures contextual citation impact by weighing citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field
  • SJR
    • Based on the concept of a transfer of prestige between journals via their citation links
  • CiteScore Rank and Trend


Up to 10 sources can be reviewed and compared in a chart or table


Author Metrics

Author metrics will allow:

  • Users to analyze and track individual citation history
  • Review of total citatin and document counts from the author details page
  • Access to graphs and charts that show citation trends

Available author metrics will show:

  • h-index and h-graph
    • Rates a scientist's performance based on their career publications
  • Citation overtracker
  • Analyze author output

CiteScore Metrics

CiteScore has eight indicators that offer views to analyze the publication influence. CiteScore metrics are available for 27,000+ active titles.