Top Journals in Scopus

Researchers aim to publish in the top journals, the link below will provide you a list of top journals by subject areas.  Scopus features three citation indicators to measure a journal's impact; Citescore,  SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper) and SJR (SCImago Journal Rank). These indicators use the citation data captured in the Scopus database to reveal different aspects of a journal's impact:

 The full list of journals and the subject areas in which each journal is mapped to in Scopus can be downloaded here.

  • CiteScore is a new journal metric available at https://journalmetrics.scopus.com/ and via Scopus. The metric is calculated similarly to the Journal Impact Factor except it is over a three year period instead of two years and all document types are included
  • SNIP (source normalized impact per paper) also uses citation data from Scopus. This indicator measures the average citation impact of the publications of a journal. The SNIP corrects for differences in citation practices between scientific fields, which allows for more accurate between-field comparisons of citation impact.
  • SJR takes into account the prestige of the citing journal; citations are weighted to reflect whether they come from a journal with a high or low SJR  and is calculated over a 3 year period. The SJR normalises for differences in citation behavior between subject fields.

With the Scopus Compare Journals tool you can compare up to 10 journals in your subject area by CiteScore, SJR, SNIP, citations, documents, percent not cited and percent reviews.

Alternatively, you can view all the journals in your subject area from Scopus here. Ensure you have the subject area field displayed as shown in step 1 below, then enter the subject area and finally sort by decreasing order of SNIP. This will sort the journals from the highest SNIP. 

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