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Journal Selection and Metrics

Which metrics are used in Scopus?

You can access the following journal metrics via Scopus:

  • Total citations
  • SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
  • SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) indicator
  • H-index (Hirsch index)

For definitions of these metrics, click here.



  • Articles published since 1996
  • 22,000 publications in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities
  • Journals published in North and South America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia


  • Limited primarily to journals in English

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