Nordicom Review Increases Its Scopus Score

Scopus has now released their cite scores for 2019. The score for the journal Nordicom Review increases substantially, from 0.8 to 1.2. The journal shows constant increase of its cite score value during the past few years.

Source: Scopus.

Scopus is Elsevier’s abstract and citation database, launched in 2004. Scopus covers nearly 36,377 titles from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences.

Nordicom Review shows constant increase of its cite score value. The journal has been indexed since 2009.

– Part of the explanation seems to be changes in how the score is calculated, says Johannes Bjerling, editor of Nordicom Review.

– We do, however, see a trend where a larger share of our articles is cited, and this may well be an effect from the work we’ve done to increase the findability and citability.

Since 2020, Nordicom Review is an online-only journal, and some of the print cost was redistributed to the formatting of the digital version: all articles in Nordicom Review are now published in the XML format.

– The cite score is important to us since it is of importance to researchers and research funders. While we are glad about the new cite score, we are even more happy about the attention our articles receive in the news media – last year, every third article made it to national Nordic news media, says Johannes Bjerling.

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