CiteScore is an alternative to the journal Impact Factor providing another way to analyze a journal publication's influence. It represents the average citations that a title receives for peer-reviewed documents up through a four-year period. A benefit of CiteScore is broader coverage of almost twice as many journals compared to that of the journal impact factor. Additionally, CiteScore Tracker provides an up-to-date view of how a journal is performing throughout the course of the year as it builds monthly.
The calculation of CiteScore for the current year is based on the number of citations received by a journal in the last 4 years (including the calculation year), divided by the number of documents published in the journal in those four years. Note: Document types include: articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters.