This blog post of PhDTalks aims to shed light on the impact factor, Scopus journals, and the relationship between the impact factor and Scopus journals.
We will also be discussing other ranking metrics of journals like SJR, CiteScore, and CiteScore. Furthermore, you will be able to know how to find the impact factor and SJR of research journals along with other ranking metrics.
Scopus is Elsevier’s abstract and citation database, launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences.
How to find Scopus-indexed journals?
Visit the official website of Scopus to find Scopus-indexed journals. From this website, you can find journals according to your interest. However, you can also download the complete list of Scopus-indexed journals in one click.
Download the Scopus Indexed Journal list 2023
Difference between Scopus and Web of Science (WoS)
About Impact factor
Impact Factor is a ranking score given to the SCI journals calculated by Clarivate.
It is commonly used to evaluate the relative importance of a journal within its field. Journals with a higher impact factor are considered more valuable than journals with a less impact factor.
Impact factor of Scopus journals | Scopus journal ranking
Scopus-indexed journals don’t have impact factors. The Scopus Journal Analyzer provides a view of journal performance and includes three journal metrics – CiteScore, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper).
However, there are various Scopus-indexed journals that are also being indexed on the Web of Science. These journals have both impact factors and other metrics provided by Scopus.
How to find SJR, SNIP, and CiteScore of Scopus journals?
As we know metrics like SJR, SNIP, and CiteScore are calculated by Scopus. Researchers have to visit the official website of Scopus to calculate these Scopus journals’ ranking metrics.
Just simply enter the journal title into the search box and click on the search button.
How to calculate the impact factor of journals?
The impact factor of a journal is calculated by Clarivate. Every year, Clarivate Analytics provides a Journal Citation Report containing the list of impact factors of academic journals.
Researchers can download the JCR to find the impact factor of journals.
However, researchers can also visit journalsearches.com to find journal impact factors online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Scopus does not provide impact factors. In fact, it provides CiteScore and SJR. The Impact Factor is provided by Clarivate Analytics, previously known as Thomson Reuters. The CiteScore value is an analogy of the Impact Factor JCR.
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Top 20 Scopus journals
|1||Ca-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians||Wiley-Blackwell||56.204|
|2||Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology||Nature Publishing Group||33.213|
|3||Quarterly Journal of Economics||Oxford University Press||31.348|
|5||MMWR Recommendations and Reports||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||25.045|
|6||New England Journal of Medicine||Massachussetts Medical Society||24.907|
|7||Nature Medicine||Nature Publishing Group||24.161|
|8||Nature Reviews Materials||Nature Publishing Group||23.876|
|9||Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.||23.032|
|10||Nature Reviews Genetics||Nature Publishing Group||23.027|
|11||National Vital Statistics Reports||Public Health Services, US Dept of Health and Human Services||21.728|
|12||Reviews of Modern Physics||American Physical Society||21.151|
|13||American Economic Review||American Economic Association||20.361|
|14||Nature Biotechnology||Nature Publishing Group||20.12|
|15||Chemical Reviews||American Chemical Society||18.718|
|16||Journal of Political Economy||University of Chicago||18.476|
|17||Nature||Nature Publishing Group||17.897|
|18||Annual Review of Immunology||Annual Reviews Inc.||17.814|
|19||Administrative Science Quarterly||Johnson School at Cornell University||17.357|
|20||Nature Reviews Immunology||Nature Publishing Group||17.109|
|21||Nature Reviews Cancer||Nature Publishing Group||16.955|
|22||Nature Energy||Springer Nature||16.736|
|23||Nature Genetics||Nature Publishing Group||16.517|
|24||Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report||Department of Health and Human Services||16.513|
|25||Journal of Finance||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd||16.463|