There are a number of quantiative metrics available for evaluating the impact of a journal. A large number of these measurements of impact work, at least in part, upon the rationale that higher citations correlate to higher impact.
The ERA Journal List
|This box covers CiteScore, SJR, SNIP, & Scopus Compare Sources tool|
The metrics used by Scopus (an Elsevier database) uses the metrics SJR, SNIP, IPP to assess a journal's publishing impact.
CiteScore Metrics (new metrics database)
CiteScore calculates the average number of citations received in a calendar year by all items published in that journal in the preceding three years. The calendar year to which a serial title’s issues are assigned is determined by their cover dates, and not the dates that the serial issues were made available online. more about CiteScore
|CiteScore Tracker||Citation Count|
|CiteScore Percentile||Document Count|
|CiteScore Quartiles||Percentage Cited|
SJR SCImago Journal Rank
is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals the citations come from. Citations are weighted depending on whether they come from a journal with a high or low SJR.. more about SJR
The Compare sources tool can be found in the Scopus database. It is a customisable tool which will allow you to compare up to 10 Scopus sources on a variety of parameters: CiteScore, SJR, SNIP, citations, documents, and percentage of documents not cited.
The Compare sources tool is available in both a Chart and a Table view. The Chart displays information in a line graph, with separate graphs for each parameter. The Table lists parameters together in one table.
The Scopus compare tool is located on the Scopus database homepage
Select by source title, publication type or by subject category (some titles may appear under different subject categories)
Sources can be evaluated by a variety of metrics: CiteScore, SJR, SNIP, Citations, Documents, % Not Cited, % Reviews