Exploring Scimagojr, Journal Citation Reports and Altmetrics

In this post, I retrieved and presented listings of top journals from Scimagojr and Journal Citations Reports. Altmetrics is also briefly explored and I tried my hand at creating an altmetric count badge and embedded it.

According to its website, The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a “portal that includes journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.”


Journal Citation Reports is the current de-facto database to retrieve impact factors of scholarly journals.

Both lists are presented in tables. The Scimagojr list is created in a simple table. Straightforward with no frills. I created the table in Microsoft WORD and used the new “Paste from Word” function in WordPress to add the content. So easy.

The Journal Citation Reports list is created in a table that has some mouse-over effects. It started out as a table in a WORD document but was beautified with colour and a mouse-over effect by generating the mouse-over script and additional styling code using the table generator found at http://textfixer.com/html/html-table-generator.php.


Top 10 Journals on Arts & Humanities (Miscellaneous) from ScimagoJR

Title
SJR
H index
Country
1
Journal of Archaeological Research
1,227
22
2
Journal of World Prehistory
1,053
25
3
Asian Perspectives
0,942
15
4
Antiquity
0,890
36
5
American Antiquity
0,858
35
6
Philosophical Studies
0,844
23
7
Journal of Cognitive Psychology
0,729
35
8
Developing World Bioethics
0,588
12
9
Technology, Pedagogy and Education
0,540
6
10
Signs
0,439
25

JCR 2011 Top 10 Journals for Cultural Studies

Rank
Title ISSN
Total Cites
Impact Factor
1
THEOR CULT SOC 0263-2764
1402
1.770
2
J CONSUM CULT 1469-5405
328
1.286
3
MEM STUD 1750-6980
111
1.070
4
CRIT INQUIRY 0093-1896
997
0.948
5
INT J CULT POLICY 1028-6632
148
0.755
6
REPRESENTATIONS 0734-6018
410
0.732
7
J MAT CULT 1359-1835
231
0.676
8
PUBLIC CULTURE 0899-2363
751
0.646
9
CULT STUD 0950-2386
464
0.468
10
INT J CULTURAL STUD 1367-8779
190
0.409

Installing “Altmetric it” bookmarklet to browser

Besides traditional scholarly impact metrics, alternative metrics or altmetrics for short are also taking off.


http://altmetric.com offers a web application called the “Altmetric it” bookmarklet to track online conversations about scholarly literature. The Altmetric score is a quantitative measure of the quality and quantity of attention that a scholarly article has received. It is derived from three main factors: Volume, Sources & Authors. More information about this concept and tool is available at ?

The following is a screenshot of the altmetric count for Berry, R. (2006). Will the iPod kill the radio star? Profiling podcasting as radio. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 12(2), 143-162.


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