2019 CiteScore™ Values Released, and Improved Methodology Introduced to Provide a Faster, More Stable Indicator of Research Impact

2019 CiteScore™ Values Released, and Improved Methodology Introduced to Provide a Faster, More Stable Indicator of Research Impact

PR Newswire

AMSTERDAM, June 23, 2020

AMSTERDAM, June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, today released the 2019 CiteScore™ values, its latest assessment of thousands of peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus. In addition, an improved calculation methodology has been introduced to provide a more robust, fair and faster indicator of research impact.

Nine years of metrics

This year more than 25,000 source titles covering 330 disciplines were ranked across eight indicators, which are all part of CiteScore metrics. These include: CiteScore, CiteScore Tracker, CiteScore Percentile, CiteScore Quartiles, CiteScore Rank, Citation Count, Document Count, and Percentage Cited. Calculating values for all titles included in Scopus, CiteScore covers nearly 13,000 more titles than the Impact Factor. Access to CiteScore metrics' underlying data is free for everyone, including non-Scopus subscribers, so values can be recalculated offering transparency to researchers, publishers and the wider academic community.

A new methodology has been used to calculate 2019 CiteScore values, four clear changes have been made:

"Since we launched CiteScore in 2016, we have been in close contact with the research community, listening to feedback from researchers, research leaders, librarians, and journal editors," said Andrew Plume, Director of Market Intelligence, Elsevier. "We have acted on their collective feedback, introducing this new calculation to allow for a faster and more robust comparison of journals, while retaining the comprehensive, current and clear methodology that is appreciated so much."

With CiteScore Tracker journal performance can be monitored throughout the year, alongside the release of the annual score. For a complete overview of 2019 CiteScore values – and all other research metrics available in Scopus – go to: www.scopus.com/sources

CiteScore metrics are part of a collection of research metrics available on or through Scopus. Other metrics include journal, author, institutional, and article-level metrics captured in PlumX Metrics (covering Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations), supporting a holistic view of research performance.

CiteScore metrics, including access to the underlying data, are free to access without a Scopus subscription in the following ways:

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we're committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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Elsevier Communications

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330 disciplines and subject areas covered
Comparison of the number titles with CiteScore metrics and no Journal Impact Factor (2018)
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