From Journal Impact Factor to SJR, Eigenfactor, SNIP, CiteScore and Usage Factor

  • Henk F. MoedEmail author
Part of the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Scientific and Scholarly Communication book series (QQASSC)


This chapter presents a series of journal metrics. It starts with a discussion of the journal impact factor, probably the most well-known bibliometric measure. It shows some of its technical limitations and dedicates in an analysis of editorial self-citations special attention to its sensitivity to manipulation. Next, a series of alternative journal citation measures is presented: SJR, Eigenfactor, SNIP, CiteScore, and indicators based on usage.


Citation potential Citable documents Free citations Harmonic mean Journal citation reports Source normalization 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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