New Scopus CiteScore metrics available

Important | 2024-06-14

We inform you that the latest 2023 journal metrics (CiteScore, CiteScore Quartile, SNIP, and SJR) are now available in the Scopus (Elsevier) database. These metrics are also available in the Lithuanian national repository eLABa PDB.

The Scopus CiteScore metric is the average number of citations received in a given year by articles published in the journal during the previous three years. It is calculated by dividing the number of citations in a given year by the total number of articles published in the previous three years.

Key highlights of the 2023 CiteScore release:

  • Broader coverage: The 2023 CiteScore includes 29,777 active publications, of which 2,212 received their first CiteScore. The broader coverage ensures a more comprehensive dataset for assessing journal impact.
  • More open access publications: Nearly 7,000 open access journals are included, 52 of which rank first in their assigned scientific category. This indicates the growing importance of open access publications.
  • Increasing quality of publications: The 2023 CiteScore release evaluates 11,144 publications, with more than 400 of them ranking in the top 10% of sources in their fields.
  • Global diversity: 22% of the journals indexed by CiteScore are non-English language journals. The 2023 release indexes scientific publications in more than 50 languages worldwide, opening a global perspective on research impact.
  • Strengthening research impact: More than 650 publications have seen their CiteScore values increase by 100% or more compared to 2022.

For more information about the 2023 CiteScore release, see the Elsevier blog post.

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