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Research Impact


Journals are ranked within a subject category: 

  • Click Sources on the top tool bar
  • Click Enter subject area
  • Select a subject or sub-subject from the dropdown list, or type in your subject area then select, and click Apply

  • The default ranking is by CiteScore, you can sort the ranking by other metrics, e.g. % Cited, or use > for options SNIP or SJR

 Scopus journal rankings Nursing subject

  • You may sort your journal list by a quartile (s):

         Scopus citescore highest quartile


Compare journals

Scopus provides a tool which allows users Compare Sources. You can compare up to 10 journals at a time. This is useful for selecting journals for publishing especially when you have a shortlist. Watch a short video Comparing sources in Scopus or find more details in Scopus How do I compare sources guide.


SCImago is a free portal for finding journal and country rankings developed from the information contained in the Scopus database.

  • Click Journal Rankings from the top toolbar of the website

SJR Journal Ranking

  • Select a subject form All subject areas and select a category from All subject categories

  • Click Download data to get the journal list with metrics including quartiles for your record:

SJR Journal ranking list

  • Viewing the downloaded Excel file - open a new Excel sheet, click Data on the top toolbar, select From Text/CSV, find the Excel file in your Downloads folder (Windows PC), click Import and then Load.  

Google Scholar

Click on the menu icon in Google Scholar (top left of screen) to open Metrics and access the Top Publications list:

  • Top 100 publications.
  • Click Categories to find top 20 publications for a subject category. Each subject also contains a number of subcategories.

Google Scholar top publications