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Scholarly Communications

A brief guide on what's new in Scholarly Communication.

Using Scopus to compare journal metrics

You can find metrics for a specific journal or compare journal metrics for items indexed in Scopus by clicking on the "compare journals" link. 

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Add journals to compare

On the left side, search for journals you'd like to compare, by name, by publisher or by specific ISSN number. You can compare up to 10 titles. This example shows a search for journal titles with the word "ethics" in the title limited to the Business, Management and Accounting subject area. There are 8 results.

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Choose your metric

You can choose to compare via CiteScoreSJRSNIP or ISSN. Click on the column header CiteScore↓ to sort so that the journal with the highest score shows first. 

To add a journal to your comparison, check the box next to the title. As you add titles, Scopus will display a chart that compares them using the metric you chose (CiteScore in this case). The tabs at top right will allow you to change the data into a table. 

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Change to a different metric

Below the main chart, you'll find boxes showing other metrics. You can compare journals using a different metric by clicking on the arrow in the upper right of each box.

 

Exporting charts and data

Charts or data tables can be exported in either zip file or CSV file, respectively. 

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Credit: Elizabeth Price