SCImago: rank, analyze, compare, and visualize science

A visualization of research in the US, generated in SCImago. It is the same (or similar) Java tool Mike Love used for his Genealogy of Influence Map. Compare to a more elaborate static map of science found by Luke/Mike. SCImago lets the user define the science catagory, country and type of visualization which is pretty cool.

A bubble graph of science field rank (x-axis H index) by cites per doc (y-axis). Medicine and biochem/molecular biology are the big green and olive points. Multidisciplinary studies is the small salmon colored point at the top right.

In addition to flashy visualizations, SCImago is a free journal ranking tool, that is sorely needed. I am currently using this function to pick a journal for my latest manuscript.

Here is an introduction to SCImago as posted on their website:

“The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.

This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicatorpdf, developed by SCImago from the widely known algorithm Google PageRank™. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.”

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