Category: Journal Level
Definition: A score based on the number of citations to documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, book chapters, and data papers) by a journal over four years, divided by the number of the same document types indexed in Scopus and published in those same four years. The score is only calculated once a year.
Use Case: The CiteScore is useful in comparing the relative influence of journals within a discipline, as measured by citations.
Field Normalized?: No
Sample Statement: Of the 1,174 documents authored by Dr. Fauci that are indexed in Scopus, 14 of them were published in The Lancet, which has a CiteScore of 73.4 and is in the 99th percentile of journals in the category of General Medicine (Scopus).
What that means: Dr. Fauci's documents published in The Lancet in the most recent three years should receive on average 73.4 citations in the most recent years.