How to find quartiles for journals in Scopus and Web of Science?

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We have previously published the video where we thoroughly disclose the meaning of quartile and percentile in modern scientometrics. Today, we have prepared a new material related to finding journal quartiles in Scopus and Web of Science.

How to find quartiles for journals in Scopus and Web of Science?

Several facts about quartile

  • To calculate the journal quartiles for publication with inclusion into Scopus we consider SJR metrics and the impact-factor for Web of Science. It is necessary to mention that only the journals included to two indexes like Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) may have the impact-factor.
  • After each annual determination of citation outcomes, a journal can shift from one quartile to another one increasing or decreasing its status.
  • The publication may have several quartiles when registered to different scientific fields.  
  • We use the definite formula of calculating to find quartile that helps us to allocate publications automatically.
  • The scientists mainly rely on legislative acts with requirements for journal publications that have the highest quartile in order to implement their professional activities.

How to find quartiles for journal in Web of Science?

It is necessary to have the access to database in order to get the information.

1. Enter the publication title into search on the Journal Citation Reports’ platform and go to its page.

2. Find the button «Get Full Report» and go to the page with more information about journal. There you can see the division “Rank” pointing to the next page with data about journal’s quartile. There you can get information about dynamics of publication activity.

How to find quartiles for journal in Scimago (Scopus)?

The service is open for view absolutely and you can work there as much as you want.

1. Log in the site Scimago.

2. Enter the journal’s title into search and choose the necessary one from the list.  

3. Log in its page and after the journal’s characteristics, you can see the table with data about its quartiles in it.

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