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CiteScore: Elsevier’s new metrics for impact

June 22, 2017

In Elsevier’s words: “CiteScore metrics: a new standard that gives a more comprehensive, transparent and current view of a journal’s impact.”

Are you guys really sure about this? I just collected the Impact Factor and the CiteScore values for a range of journals in my field (chemistry, catalysis, materials science). Here is how the metrics correlate:

Like them or not, both metrics rely on similar calculation methodss, ultimately reflecting the average rate of citations for papers published in a given journal. Whether you love or hate Impact Factors, you can safely love or hate CiteScore in the same way.


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