CiteScore metrics updated with 2017 annual values

Citation impact metrics are available for all peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus

(31 May 2018) The latest assessment of thousands of scholarly serial publications is now available with the release of the 2017 CiteScore metrics by Elsevier.

CiteScore provides a set of simple, reproducible journal metrics that cover all journals in Scopus. Although the values are presented as a set number annually at the end of May, you can use CiteScore Tracker to monitor the impact of titles each month, giving a good indication of what their mid-year’s value will be.

This year more than 23,350 source titles were ranked by the eight indicators that form CiteScore metrics: CiteScore, CiteScore Tracker, CiteScore Percentile, CiteScore Quartiles, CiteScore Rank, Citation Count, Document Count, and Percentage Cited.

Of those source titles, more than half have no Impact Factor yet. CiteScore enables their editorial teams to demonstrate their journal’s impact and performance to the research community with an official metric while awaiting the lengthy review cycles for indexation in the Web of Science.

Since its launch in December 2016, we’ve seen over 20 publishers adopt the metric, some using the free API to display the monthly CiteSore Tracker on their website. Andrea Michalek, VP of Research Metrics Product Management at Elsevier, pointed out that CiteScore Metrics were developed in response to academia’s call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of journal performance:

As is the case for any metric, it takes time to build up familiarity and set new standards, and it’s a journey – a journey we are on with the entire academic community as new perspectives on research evaluation are formed. 

With free access to the underlying data for CiteScore Metrics, values can be recalculated by anyone, offering transparency to researchers, publishers and the wider academic community. Also, because of the potential of every document type to cite and be cited, all document types in Scopus are counted in the calculation of the CiteScore Metrics.

The announcement is here.