Using Scopus Sources

This tutorial demonstrates how to use Scopus Sources.

To find a source title, click Sources.

All available source titles in Scopus are listed on the Sources page.

You can search for a source by entering a Subject area, Title, Publisher, or ISSN.

You also have several filter options for refining the list of sources.

Display options allow you to filter based on:

Select this option to filter the list of sources based upon those which are only Open Access.

Select this option to filter your list based upon the entered minimum number of Documents or Citations. These documents or citations are the ones used for the CiteScore calculation.

Filter which returns a source list containing only sources whose CiteScore falls within the top 10 percent of the selected subject area.

If you select this option, the quartile check boxes are not available for use.

Filter which returns a source list containing only sources within a subject area whose CiteScore was in the selected range for a quartile.

For example, if you selected 1st quartile, the list will contain only sources which have a CiteScore that is in top 25% of other compared sources in the subject area.

Please note that you may select more than one quartile check box.

There are also options to filter based on Source type.

Filter your source type to return a list containing only:

Once you have chosen your filter options, select Apply to update your Scopus Source list.

The Scopus Sources page provides a feature to download the entire Scopus source list as a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet.

The Source list updates whenever you complete a source search and/or use one of the filtering methods to refine the list.

Select a Source title to view the associated Source details page.

Select CiteScore to sort the list from least to greatest CiteScore metrics.

CiteScore is an easy way of measuring the citation impact of serial titles, such as journals, and is based on the average citations received per document.

CiteScore is the number of citations received by a journal in one year to documents published in the three previous years, divided by the number of documents indexed in Scopus published in those same three years.

CiteScore Percentile indicates the relative standing of a serial title in its subject field.

The Percentile and Ranking are relative to a specific Subject Area. The Source table only displays the Subject Area where the source performs the best.

This is the number of citations received in one year for the documents published in the previous 3 years.

This is the sum of documents published in the serial title in the 3 years prior to the year for the metric.

This is the proportion of documents that have received at least 1 citation.

Compare the citation impact of sources in different subject fields. SNIP is the ratio of a source's average citation count per paper, and the 'citation potential' of its subject field.

Select the scroll to view more columned information.

SJR and Publisher information is also included within the source list.

Use SJR to compare the scientific prestige of sources, based on the value of weighted citations per document.

A source transfers its own 'prestige', or status, to another source through the act of citing it. A citation from a source with a relatively high SJR is worth more than a citation from a source with a lower SJR.

The source’s publisher is also listed.

Open Access sources/journals are indicated in orange text. Open Access indicates that a jounal has been peer reviewed and is available online without any restrictions.

Select a Source title to open the associated Source details page.

A source details page lists basic source information and journal metric scores for Scopus journals, book series, conference proceedings, and trade publications.

For more information about using the Scopus Sources page, see the Scopus online help.

This concludes the tutorial introduction to using Scopus Sources.

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