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Measuring Your Impact: Journal Rankings, Citation Analysis, and Other Metrics

Tools and methods for measuring the impact of an individual or their scholarshipp

SCImago Journal Rankings (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) uses data from 1996 onward contained in Elsevier's Scopus® database to provide a measure of the visibility, impact, prestige of journals.

Scopus covers fewer peer-reviewed journals than Web of Science, but unlike Web of Science—with its emphasis on English language, North American publications--more than half of the material in Scopus comes from Asia, Europe, and Latin America. It also covers conference proceedings and some trade publications. It indexes over 15,000 journals from over 4,000 international publishers across the disciplines. 

The SJR interface is very simple and easy to use. Ranking and filtering options include:

  • Scopus® Subject Areas and Subject Categories: Journals are assigned to 27 major thematic categories as well as to 313 specific subject categories according to Scopus® Classification. You can use these to narrow the output set.
  • Regions and countries: Journals can be retrieved for all regions and countries or for each of the regions and countries separately.
  • Year
  • Order by: The result sets can be ranked by every indicator available: SJR, H Index, Total Documents, Total Documents (3 years), Total References, Total Cites (3 years), Citable Documents (3 years), Cites per document (2 years) and Reference per Document.

Every journal can be analyzed separately, just click the journal title's link (either from the journal search results or from the journal ranking list) to obtain an individual profile including time series tables and charts to analyze significative metrics of journal performance. The individual profile offers: the country of the journal, subject area, subject category, publisher, publication type, ISSN, coverage, the scope and different indicators. A wide range of Indicators is included for each journal, including h-index, citations per document, total cites and self-cites.