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Journal Metrics: CiteScore, SJR and SNIP

With Scopus, you can retrieve Scopus' new CiteScore metrics, as well as Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) metrics and other percentages of certain metadata (such as non-cited documents and review articles).

Detailed policy:

Showing Journal Metrics: CiteScore, SJR and SNIP

Definition: the client application is a website that shows journal-level metadata and metrics to users in various contexts. Examples:

  • A journal's home page on a publisher's website
  • Information about a journal on an editor's or author's personal website
  • Lists or links of recommended journals by a university or a learned society
  • Information in a researcher's bibliography about the citation impact of the journals the researcher published in
We allow this use case under the following conditions:
  • You follow the guidelines presented in the Scopus attribution guide
  • You do not aggregate citation and document counts to represent entities other than those provided)
  • You can use all of the CiteScore metrics, plus SNIP and SJR as long as you do not replicate the functionality on or
  • You do not extract, develop or use journal metrics in any direct or indirect commercial activity, unless you obtain written permission from Elsevier)
  • When you display a title's CiteScore value, you must hyperlink from the CiteScore value to the title's Scopus title page. This will give the users additional information about the title and also allow them to drill down into the underlying papers that make up the numerator and denominator of the CiteScore.)
For more information about the journal metrics, please refer to the Journal Metrics How-To Guide, the FAQ on the Scopus Journal Metrics page or contact us if you wish to use Scopus journal metrics for any purpose other than detailed in this policy.

How To Guide: Journal Metrics.

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