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Publishing Resources for Faculty & Staff: SCImago

Need to place a publication? The resources on this guide will help you determine the suitability of a journal for your work.


The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the 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. Journals can be compared or analysed separately. Country rankings may also be compared or analysed separately. Journals can be grouped by subject area (27 major thematic areas), subject category (313 specific subject categories) or by country. Citation data is drawn from over 21,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and country performance metrics from 239 countries worldwide. 

This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator (PDF), developed by SCImago from the widely known algorithm Google PageRank™. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.

SCImago is a research group from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), University of Granada, Extremadura, Carlos III (Madrid) and Alcalá de Henares, dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualisation techniques.


SCImago. (2007). SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank. Retrieved July 21, 2015, from

Step 1. Use the drop-down menu to identify publications by subject area, subject category, region of publication, & type of publication.

Step 2. Use the columns to sort your results list. Click the title of a publication to learn more about the publication.

Step 3. Review publication information.

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