New content and modified Journal Metrics added to Scopus
The Scopus title list has been updated. More than 700 new titles have been added since the last update of the Scopus title list in April this year. This brings the total number of active titles in Scopus to almost 20,500. Scopus has broad coverage in all subject areas with 33% of its titles in Health Sciences, 30% in Physical Sciences, 22% in Social Sciences and 15% in Life Sciences.
Scopus also has broad coverage in all geographical areas and the newly added titles come from all over the world. We have added more than 100 new titles from Asia-Pacific, more than 60 titles from Eastern Europe, almost 40 titles from the Middle East and Africa and more than 30 titles from Central and South America. Wider coverage does not mean lower standards. All titles suggested for Scopus coverage are reviewed by the Content Selection & Advisory Board and should meet the strict selection criteria.
In order to more accurately measure the impact of journal included in Scopus, we have also updated the SNIP (developed by Leiden University's Centre for Science & Technology Studies CWTS) and SJR (developed by the SCImago Lab, Spain) journal metrics. This new release offers an up-to-date overview of journal performance in terms of citations and ranking. Both SNIP and SJR metrics have been modified and the values for the years 1999-2011 (2011 full year included) have been updated.
More on the SNIP and SJR modifications can be found here: http://www.journalmetrics.com/about-journal-metrics.php
The updated Scopus title list can be found here on the info site: http://www.info.sciverse.com/documents/files/scopus-training/resourcelibrary/xls/title_list.xlsx