An entity can be an institution, a research group or an individual researcher.Publications in Top Journal Percentiles indicates the extent to which an entity’s outputs are present in the most-cited journals in a database source. This metric calculates how many publications, as an absolute count or a percentage, are in the top 1%, 5%, 10% or 25% of the most-cited journals indexed by the database source.
The “Percentage” option should be used when comparing entities of different sizes, to normalize for this variable.
The most-cited journals are defined by the journal metrics SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper) or SJR (SCImago Journal Rank). Both SNIP and SJR are field-normalised, meaning that these metrics can be used to compare journals in the top percentiles, regardless of discipline.
Publications in Top Journal Percentiles is useful for showcasing the presence of publications in journals that are likely to be perceived as prestigious, based on citation data.
Publications in Top Journal Percentiles must be used with caution:
SciVal is the recommended source for calculating Publications in Top Journal Percentiles (listed below).
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