A guide to journal citation metrics


About this video

Metrics have become a fact of life in many - if not all - fields of research and scholarship. In an age of information abundance (often termed ‘information overload’), knowing what literature to focus our limited attention on has become increasingly important.

In this webinar, Andrew Plume, an expert in journal metrics, introduces and explains some of the most popular citation-based metrics employed at the journal level, including CiteScore Metrics, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and Journal Impact Factor (JIF).

You will come away with an understanding of the appropriate use of journal citation metrics, knowledge of several of the most commonly-used journal citation metrics and comprehend the source, method of calculation and strengths/shortcomings of the most commonly-used journal citation metrics.

About the presenter

Andrew Plume

Director – Market Intelligence, Elsevier

Dr Andrew Plume specializes in scientometrics (the scientific qualification and analysis of science). Through accumulating a broad spectrum of data that ranges from specific primary sources such as authors and single articles to the broadest data resources generated from countries and entire subject domains, Dr Plume studies information flows in scholarly literature by analyzing patterns of publications and citations. One of his particular interests is the emergence of alternative metrics for research evaluation. Dr Plume frequently presents these topics, among others, to journal editors, learned and scholarly societies, and the publishing community.

After receiving his PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Queensland, Australia, and conducting post-doctoral research at Imperial College London, Dr Plume joined Elsevier in 2004. He has co-authored research and review articles in the peer-reviewed literature and is a member of the editorial board of Research Trends.