Scopus is the world's largest citation database, containing more than 22,000 peer-reviewed journals. The range of journals included is wider than other databases of the same type, and the number of journals included in the Asia-Pacific region is far more than other databases of the same type. In addition, the various journal indicators used by Scopus can not only be widely used in evaluating literature, journals but also research.
QS World University Rankings (QS WUR) and Times Higher Education (THE) both use Scopus data.
Scopus's Journal Evaluation Indicators:
4-year Journal Impact Index CiteScore:
The total number of citations of articles in a single journal in the past four years divided by the total number of articles published in the past four years, in addition to the CiteScore Rank and percentile of the journal's subject area CiteScore Percentile. It also provides a monthly journal impact tracking indicator CiteScoreTracker, to help researchers understand the current citation status of the journal.
Journal Reputation Index SJR (SCImago Journal Rank):
SJR measures the influence of journals by the number of citations of academic journals and the importance or prestige of where these citations come from. The improvement should be more significant than when cited by general journals. This calculation method breaks through the traditional journal comparison index that simply calculates the number of citations and cannot reflect the "value" of individual citations. It also provides another reference indicator when evaluating academic journals.
Journal Standardized Index (Source Normalized Impact per Paper):
SNIP is a new type of index that puts forward a new bibliometric perspective that compares any journals regardless of the subject field. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. This unique perspective enables a direct comparison of sources in different subject fields. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely and vice versa.
The MUST library compiled a few lists of Scopus Journals for you to refer to when submitting and selecting journals according to the subject classification:
- List of Scopus journals.
- List of Scopus conference publications.
- List of Chinese journals included in Scopus.
- List publications that feature MUST's papers.