Scopus: A system for the evaluation of scientific journals

  • A. N. Guz
  • J. J. Rushchitsky

The paper discusses the evaluation of scientific journals based on the Scopus database, information tools, and criteria. The SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) as the main criterion used by Scopus to evaluate scientific journals is considered. The Scopus and ISI systems are compared using information on the journal Prikladnaya Mekhanika (International Applied Mechanics), a number of world-known journals on mechanics, and some journals on natural sciences issued by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Some comments and proposals are formulated. This paper may be considered as a follow up on papers published in Prikladnaya Mekhanika (International Applied Mechanics) in 2005–2009


scientific publication evaluation Scopus database SJR criterion evaluation of mechanics-related journals evaluation of Ukrainian journals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.S. P. Timoshenko Institute of MechanicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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