How to determine the quartile of a magazine in Scopus (Scopus)?

To formulate the ranking of journals in Scopus (Scopus), various science-metric indicators are used, the calculation of which is mainly based on the citation of articles in this publication. The journal and authors of the articles are interested in the high value of such indicators.

One of these metric-metric indicators is the quartile of the journal, which allows you to determine the credibility of a particular scientific publication. Which, in turn, has a significant impact on the international status of the author and characterizes the importance of his research in a certain field of knowledge.

The quartile of Scopus magazine (Scopus) determines the level of publication in the bibliographic database, shows its credibility and reliability of published materials. The first quartile is considered to be the highest; magazines with the highest citation rates fall into it. The fourth quartile is defined as the lowest, it includes little-known (young) magazines or the least authoritative publications.

The quartile distribution system of magazines is flexible and it is not the only true indicator of quality; it does not protect the magazine from problems associated with the termination of its cooperation in Scopus (Scopus). Therefore, the quartile of the journal may change after each update of the database.

When choosing a magazine for publication and understanding what affects the credibility of a publication, you need to familiarize yourself with the method for determining the quartile of the Scopus magazine.

Calculation of the quartile of Scopus magazine?

In order to understand how the quartile of a magazine is defined in Scopus, you need to know what the impact factor is.

The impact factor (translated from English “impact” – impact) is a citation index, which is determined by the ratio of the number of citations of articles that were published in this journal in other publications during the year to the total number of articles published in this journal during previous period (usually two years). Thus, this indicator reflects how much the material posted on the pages of a publication interests the scientific environment and determines the current trends in scientific knowledge. Therefore, the credibility of the journal directly depends on how many times the articles published in it were in demand by other researchers. Therefore, when reviewing articles submitted for publication, editors carefully study links to articles published in Scopus magazines over the past five years.

The term “impact factor” is used within the framework of the Web of Science database, but the concept characterizing the influence of the cited publication is preserved and used within the framework of Scopus, replacing the abbreviation SJR (Scientific Journal Ranking), which can rightly be called impact Factor of Scopus Magazines.

How is the impact factor of Scopus related to the quartile of Scopus magazine? The ranking of magazines in a certain sequence, according to quartiles, is based on their impact factors and is carried out by dividing the entire volume of indexed periodicals into four equal parts. Since “quartile” is a term borrowed from statistics and literally means “one fourth part”. Scopus magazine quartiles can always be checked on the official website.

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