An alternative to the database Web of Science is Scopus (owned by the publisher Elsevier) which is similar in its structure. It describes the publications it indexes with structured metadata, such as keywords, journal categories, publication types etc. It is also multidisciplinary, has a qualitative evaluation of the sources it indexes in the database, includes citation between publications in the database and produces a number of journal indicators. One of the main differences is that Scopus indexes more journals (approximately 22,000) compared to Web of Science (approximately 12,000).
Although the journal indicators provided by Scopus are not used as often as the more established one by Web of Science, the Journal Impact Factor (JIF), you can use them as complementary tools when selecting journals. One obvious reason is that Scopus covers journals that are not indexed in Web of Science. Just remember that if you are using those indicators you can only compare journals indexed in Scopus.
Three databases can be used if you want to get indicators for journals indexed in Scopus:
Journal Metrics is a free database from Scopus where you can search for journals in the 27 general thematic subject fields or limit your selection further based on the 313 specific subject categories. Some of the most important indicators of the database are:
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SJR is a free resource which is developed by a Spaning research group with the name of SCImago. They have developed the journal indicator SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) which is based on the contents of Scopus. The database has three entries of which one is Journal Ranks and in that one, you can get lists of journals indexed in Scopus within different subject categories. You can order them in descending order based on a chosen indicator. Some of the most important indicators in the database are:
In the database Scopus, you can find the functions Sources and Compare Sources. In Sources, you can find bibliographic information about each journal and you can also set an alert for the journal's content.
In Compare Sources you can compare up to 10 different journals via a graph or a table based on different indicators.
The indicators included are: