First Scopus CiteScore for Journal of the Bulgarian Geographical Society (JBGS)

27 June 2024

The first ever Scopus CiteScore for Journal of the Bulgarian Geographical Society (JBGS), released in early June 2024, stands at 2.6 reports ARPHA Platform’s indexing team. While journal is being ranked in 4 categories, the highest percentile stands for #Geography (Q2):

  • “Geography, Planning and Development” – Rank #338/821 – Percentile 58th (Q2);
  • “Nature and Landscape Conservation” – Rank #94/221 – Percentile 55th (Q2);
  • “Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)” – Rank #84/159 – Percentile 47th (Q3);
  • “Ecological Modeling” – Rank #25/41 – Percentile 40th (Q3).

Traditionally announced in June, the Scopus CiteScore is a dynamic academic metric that reflects the citation rate of the content published in a particular journal over the last period. A Scopus CiteScore is estimated for each journal indexed in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

To estimate the CiteScore, Scopus counts the citations of five types of peer-reviewed publications (i.e. research/review/conference/data papers and book chapters) received in the last four complete years, before dividing the number by the same document types published during this period. Only citations made by content published in other journals indexed in Scopus are counted towards the CiteScore.

So, the latest CiteScore (titled “CiteScore 2023” as 2023 is the last complete year) is the result of dividing the number of citations from 2020 to 2023 by the number of papers published in the journal in the same period. For the same period Scopus counted 107 citations for 41 JBGS papers indexed in the database = 2.6.

In addition to the annually updated CiteScore, Scopus provides another more dynamic metric, the CiteScore Tracker. While it uses the same formula as the CiteScore, the CiteScore Tracker is updated at the beginning of each month, as it counts citations and publications from the current year. So, the current CiteScore Tracker for JBGS uses data from Scopus from 2021 to the last complete month of 2024, where CiteScore Tracker remains equal to the annual one of 2.6.

The latest Scopus CiteScore and the CiteScore Tracker are automatically displayed on the journal website’s homepage. They also appear in the journal’s newsletter.


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