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CiteScore is journal metric launched by Elsevier in December 2016, to give a more comprehensive, transparent and current view of a journal's impact. CiteScore metrics are part of the Scopus basket of journal metrics that include SNIP (Source Normalized Impact Per Paper), SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), citation -and document- counts and percentage cited, providing insights into citation impact for over 22,000 titles.

CiteScore Metrics are a family of eight complementary indicators listed below. You can find out more about the individual indicators on the Scopus Journal Metrics website.

  • CiteScore
  • CiteScore Tracker
  • CiteScore Percentile
  • CiteScore Quartiles
  • CiteScore Rank
  • Citation Count
  • Document Count
  • Percentage Cited


CiteScore = No. of Citations to document during previous 4 years
No. of Published Documents during previous 4 years (Articles, reviews, or notes that are citable)

Example: Calculation of CiteScore in the Year 2019:

  • Total No. of Citations during 2016 and 2019. (Example A = 47,455)
  • Total No. of Published Documents (include articles, reviews, or notes that are citable) during 2016 and 2019). (Example: 109)

47455109 = 435.4

Meaning articles in a journal published during the past 4 years, have been cited 435.4 times in average in 2019.

Go to: Scopus Journal Metrics website, you can get CiteScore a particular journal title by

  1. Search by Subject / Title / Year
  2. Browse along Journal List



Points to Note about CiteScore

  • Cannot be used to compare journals across different disciplines
  • May assign journal in more than 1 subject discipline. For journals being assigned in multiple disciplines, the CiteScore Percentile will use the one where that journal being ranked the highest