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Bibliometric Measures in Citation-Tracking Databases: Scopus citation data

Research impact measures for individual items in Scopus

Citations and Field-Weighted Citation Impact counts can be found in Scopus under 'Metrics'.

  • Citation Count: The Citation Count is the total number of documents indexed by Scopus that cite a document, group of documents, or researchers. ​
  • Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWC): The FWCI shows citation impact compared to similar articles (type, discipline and age) indexed by Scopus. It is calculated by dividing the number of citations received by a document by the number of citations received by similar documents. 

Citation analysis for a group of Scopus publications

Scopus offers the ability to overview citation activity for a defined group of publications via the Analyze Search Results feature. This feature allows you to produce an overview of citation activity for a defined group of publications. 

At the search results level you can: 

  • Modify the date range for publications and citation activity, exclude exclude citations from books.
  • Automatically calculate the h-index for the group of publications.

Analyze search results function generates information about metrics.

It is possible to make graphs with metric information in Scopus.

Scopus tutorial: how to view article metrics in Scopus

Watch the video to learn more about Scopus Article Metrics, Scopus Tutorial: How to View Article Metrics in Scopus (YouTube video , 3:23).

Citation alerts

As with many databases, Scopus offers ways to keep you up to date with new citations to specific publications. Two features support this:

  • Set Citation Alert: Creating this email alert will notify you via email when the specified document receives new citations by items in Scopus. 
  • Set Citation Feed: Creating this feed will notify you via RSS when the specified document receives new citations by items in Scopus. 

The 'Set Alert' button can be found in the options bar.