Using Scopus article metrics

This tutorial demonstrates how Article Metrics are used in Scopus.

Click on a Document title to open the Document details page.

The Document details page provides Metrics for a document, allowing you to evaluate both citation impact and levels of community engagement regarding the document’s publishing.

As a complement to traditional citation metrics, PlumX Metrics are available.

As people interact with reasearch online, they leave online “footprints”. Plum Analytics gathers these footprints and creates and categorizes metrics on individual pieces of research output.

You can expand the PlumX Metrics panel to see a quick view of document information.

Click View all metrics to open the Metrics details page for a document.

The Metrics Details page provides Scopus Metrics and PlumX Metrics for a document.

The Citation Count shows how many times this publication has been cited.

Use the Date range tool to change the date range of the Cited by graph.

To remove self-citations or book citations from a Citations graph, select an option and click Update.

Use the Cited by graph to view the number of times an article has been cited in a year.

The number of citations for an article is on the y-axis, and the publication year is on the x-axis.

Click Export to export a Cited by graph to either a .zip or a .csv file.

Citation benchmarking shows how citations received by this article compare with the average for similar articles. 99th percentile is high, and indicates an article in the top 1% globally.

Field-Weighted Citation Impact is the ratio of the total citations actually received by the denominator’s output, and the total citations that would be expected based on the average of the subject field.

As people interact with research they leave online “footprints.” Plum Analytics gathers these footprints and creates and categorizes metrics on individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, and many more). These metrics are collectively known as PlumX Metrics.

By categorizing the metrics into five categories – Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations – PlumX helps make sense of a large amount of metrics data and enables analysis by comparing metrics that are “like for like.”

The Plum print is a data visualization that dynamically changes to indicate the relative number of metrics in each category.

Usage indicates whether anyone is reading the articles or otherwise using the research. After citations, Usage is the top statistic researchers want to know.

Captures indicates that someone wants to come back to the work. Captures can be an early indicator of citations.

Mentions are a measurement of activities such as news articles or blog posts about research. They indicate that people are actively engaging with the research.

Citations is a category for both traditional citation indexes such as Scopus, and a place to capture new citations that help indicate social impact such as Clinical or Policy Citations.

Click see details to open the PlumX Wesbsite and review the document’s PlumX metrics with more in-depth detail.

This concludes the tutorial for reviewing Scopus Article Metrics.

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