Citation and Journal Metrics: Scopus/SCImago journal rankings

About Scopus/Scimago

> ~21,000 journals across most disciplines:

  • 32% Health Sciences
  • 30% Physical Sciences
  • 23% Social Sciences
  • 15% Life Sciences

> ~100 journals just added from the Asia-Pacific region
> SJR and SNIP updated twice per year
> Citation data from 1996 onwards
> SJR and SNIP data available publicly, or within Scopus

Further information

Further information about SJR and SNIP is available at:

Scopus journal rankings

Scopus has an Analytics tab which allows you to compare the performance of up to ten journals. The main two measures are 

View this short 4 minute video for an introduction to SJR and SNIP, by Dr Lisa Geitjenbeek-Colledge, Product Manager for SciVal.  

[Elsevier Publishing, 2009.  “SJR and SNIP”. YouTube video, posted February 10, 2010. Accessed August 10, 2012. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEvc3SZY8sA.]

SCImago

SCImago Journal and Country Rank uses Scopus data to compare journals and countries. It is freely available on the web.

  • Use the Journal Search tab to view information on an individual title, including its subject area, subject category and quartile indicator.
  • The Journal Rankings tab allows you to retrieve a list of journals within a subject area or category.

SJR is updated twice a year.

SJR and SNIP versus Impact Factor

View this short 4-minute video for an explanation of the differences between SJR, SNIP and Journal impact factors, by Dr Lisa Geitjenbeek-Colledge, Product Manager for SciVal. 

[Elsevier Publishing, 2009.  “SJR and SNIP versus IMPACT FACTOR”. YouTube video, posted February 10, 2010. Accessed August 10, 2012. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGDB1y3SUyA.]