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CiteScore Metrics

Introduced in 2016, Elsevier's CiteScore metric calculates the average number of citations received in a calendar year by the number of items published by the journal in the previous three years. You can find CiteScore metrics for journals, conference proceedings, book series and trade journals at See the video tutorial below for an overview about the research metrics offered by Scopus, including detailed information on the CiteScore metric, how it is calculated, and how it differs from other metrics.