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Comparison of journal impact rankings in the SCImago Journal & Country Rank and the Journal Citation Reports databases

Comparison of journal impact rankings in the SCImago Journal & Country Rank and the Journal... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the journal impact rankings of the open access SCImago Journal & Country Rank ( SJR ) database and the subscription‐based Journal Citation Reports ( JCR ). Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at the SJR database which offers essential scientometric information for more than 17,000 scholarly and professional journals based on data licensed from Elsevier's Scopus database and compares this with the JCR database. Findings – The open access SJR database offers very informative new insights to complement those that have been provided by the JCR for more than three decades by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and its successor, the Thomson (later Thomson‐Reuters) company. Especially valuable are its features of weighting the citations received based on the prestige of the citing journals, the (partial) exclusion of journal self‐citations, and the broader base of source journals. They provide new opportunities to analyse and understand their effects on the ranking of journals. Originality/value – The paper provides useful information on the open access SJR and JCR databases and their effects on the ranking of journals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Online Information Review Emerald Publishing

Comparison of journal impact rankings in the SCImago Journal & Country Rank and the Journal Citation Reports databases

Online Information Review , Volume 34 (4): 16 – Aug 10, 2010

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1468-4527
DOI
10.1108/14684521011073034
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compare the journal impact rankings of the open access SCImago Journal & Country Rank ( SJR ) database and the subscription‐based Journal Citation Reports ( JCR ). Design/methodology/approach – The paper looks at the SJR database which offers essential scientometric information for more than 17,000 scholarly and professional journals based on data licensed from Elsevier's Scopus database and compares this with the JCR database. Findings – The open access SJR database offers very informative new insights to complement those that have been provided by the JCR for more than three decades by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) and its successor, the Thomson (later Thomson‐Reuters) company. Especially valuable are its features of weighting the citations received based on the prestige of the citing journals, the (partial) exclusion of journal self‐citations, and the broader base of source journals. They provide new opportunities to analyse and understand their effects on the ranking of journals. Originality/value – The paper provides useful information on the open access SJR and JCR databases and their effects on the ranking of journals.

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Online Information ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 10, 2010

Keywords: Electronic journals; User studies; Open systems

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