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Scopus: Scopus Reports

Reports and More Reports

There is not just one single "reports" feature for generating scholarly impact graphs within Scopus. Check out some of the following and see if they meet your needs. If none of these give you the look you were hoping for, you can always use your Internet browser to "save as" an HTML file or use a snipping tool or screen capture tool.

View H-graph

View h-graph is a link from the Citation Overview screen. Within the h-graph page – click on Documents to view pie charts of the records. This will allow viewing charts that analyze journal titles, document types, years, subject areas and co-authors of the records in the set. The graphs are printable and can be exported as a zip file. Citations tab will allow viewing a graph of citations per year for an author’s published works.

Citation Overview

This feature is available from all search results screens (can run this for any list of records whether it be for a particular author or a collection of results on a topic). Simply mark all records you want to include and then click on “citation overview” at the top of the results list. If running a citation overview for an author – this feature will also allow you to eliminate self-citations from the report. The citation tracker data is exported in CSV file format that can be opened in MS Excel.

Analyze Results

Analyze Results – this feature can be run from all search results screens. See sample Analyze Results page. If searching for a specific topic area(s), this report is useful for viewing graphs and raw data showing which:

- Authors have the most publications on the topic(s)
- Author affiliations/institutions are publishing the most
- Journals are publishing the most articles on the topic(s)
- Years articles have been published on the topic(s)

Compare Sources

This feature is a link on the main search screen (in the blue bar on the right side of the page). This will cross-compare up to 10 of the Scopus journals. Type in the journal title(s), or browse the available list by subject area. Double-click or drag journal titles over to right side to add it to the comparison chart. Results can be viewed as a line chart or a table. For each journal chosen, the chart will show the SCImago Journal Rank, Source Normalized Impact per Paper, total citations, number of articles published, percent not cited, and the percentage that are review articles. The chart shows all available years by default, but can also zoom in on specific year(s). It is printable and can be exported as a zip file. It is not possible to copy/paste the data.


PlumX statistics are available for individual articles. Click on any article title to view the document details screen. Metrics are on the right side of the page - scroll down to view more. Also, note the link to "View All Metrics" at the top right corner of the page will bring up a much more detailed page of almetrics. E.g.,

Altmetrics can be linked to, but they cannot be exported, downloaded, or copied/pasted.

Readership Statistics cannot be exported, linked, or downloaded – but they can be copied/pasted.


Information on specific articles or any results list can be exported. This is adjustable and can include any/all elements of a specific record such as author(s), title, journal title, volume, date, pages, number of times cited, source, document type, references, abstracts, and doi. Images/charts/tables can also be exported as a zip file. It cannot include altmetrics.