Journal Metrics in Scopus: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

What is SJR?











As stated in the card, SJR weights citations based on the source they come from.The subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation. SJR also normalizes for differences in citation behavior between subject fields. Further, SJR is calculated by SCImago Lab and developed from Scopus data.

SCImago is a research group from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), University of Granada, Extremadura, Carlos III (Madrid) and Alcalá de Henares, dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualization techniques.

How can you access and use SJR in Scopus?

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In Scopus there are 4 main places to find a title’s SJR calculation (click on images to enlarge):

  1. The <Browse Sources> page

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2. The Journal Homepage

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3. From the <Source> tab when using the <Analyze search results> feature, and

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  1. The <Compare journals> tool

Let’s look more closely at the <Compare journals> tool (click here to watch the quick video clip). This tool allows you to gain a more complete analysis of the journal landscape. You can select up to 10 journals to upload into graphs for comparative analysis; and then compare the titles using a variety of metrics, including SJR. For example, if you are trying to identify the best and most prestigious journal to publish in, this tool offers helpful insights by allowing you to compare SJR calculations and trends for a set of journals at one time.

To further illustrate how this works, let’s say you are looking for journals relating to Lung Cancer. Go to and:

  1. Click on <Compare journals>
  2. Search for “Lung Cancer” in the search box
  3. Select the journal titles you want to compare
  4. As you make your selections, the graphs will populate

From here, you can see the SJR values for your selected titles over time and compare the titles against each other. This graph can help answer questions like: ‘Is there a journal that seems to be on the rise?’ or ‘Is the journal with the highest value trending upward, maintaining or seem to be declining?’ The graphs give you a bit more visual insight into the measurements over time compared to a table or a singular value.  You can even zoom in to look at a smaller window of time. NOTE: you can also compare the titles based on other metric values, such as SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) and IPP (Impact per Publication), which will be discussed in future posts.

Where can you find SJR values outside of the Scopus platform?

SJR is a publicly available metric and can also be attained outside of the Scopus platform. Here’s how you can access SJR values from outside of

  1. Download the Scopus Source List and find the SJR values from 2013 to 2015 listed in columns I, L and O
  2. Go to search the entire collection of journals covered by Scopus, along with their SJR, SNIP and IPP metrics going back to 1999.
  3. SCImago site:

Article source:
Journal Metrics in Scopus: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

UniKL Library Online Video Tutorial

As social media become increasingly popular, UniKL Library has taken an initiative turn to sites such as YouTube to promote our video tutorials to provide the best guides for our users in using our library resources.

What advantages you will gain through Online Video Tutorials?

  • Can view the video at any time & anywhere.
  • Users are able to learn on demand and when they are motivated.
  • Helpful for users who wish to learn independently, rather than asking for directions.
  • Users can stop for breaks and to repeat sections as needed.
  • Reduce time spend at the library or meeting with librarians to get assistance for your research.
  • Make the information more memorable through the visuals such as video.

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 1) How To Access UniKL Library Web OPAC


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Combating Student Plagiarism

Student plagiarism is an increasing problem in universities and colleges of advanced education with the rise in web‐based information. While plagiarism among university students has always existed, the ease and anonymity of the internet makes it simple to copy the work of others and to pass it off as your own. Despite the threat of plagiarism detection software students persist in copying information without acknowledging its source in the mistaken belief that anything on the internet is copyright free.


Librarian is also responsible for preventing the plagiarism issue among students in higher educational institution by helping the university to develop plagiarism policies. Thus, conducting workshop and training on anti-plagiarism in collaboration with faculties/research centre could be done by library as efforts for plagiarism prevention. Students are encourage to attend the class or workshop conducted by library since it’s important for them to get awareness on the plagiarism issue and therefore, could provide better academic tasks.

Additional reference for plagiarism among students for your further  reading :

Owens, Caleb and White, Fiona A. (2013). A 5-year systematic strategy to reduce plagiarism among first-year psychology university students. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65, 14-21. Retrieved from WILEY, DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12005

Ford, P. J. and Hughes, C. (2011). Academic integrity and plagiarism: perceptions and experience of staff and students in a school of dentistry: A situational analysis of staff and student perspectives. European Journal of Dental Education, 16, 180-186. Retrieved from WILEY.

Vasconcelos, Sonia, et al. (2009). Discussing plagiarism in Latin American science. EMBO reports, 10(7), 1677-682.  Retrieved from WILEY.

Hu, Guangwei and Lei, Jun. (2011). Investigating Chinese University Students’ Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Plagiarism from an Integrated Perspective. Language Learning, 62(3), 813-850. Retrieved from DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9922.2011.00650.x

Evering, Lea Calvert and Moorman, Gary. (2012). Rethinking Plagiarism in the Digital Age. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 56(1), 35-44. Retrieved from DOI: 10.1002/JAAL.00100

Samuels, Linda B. and Bast, Carol M. (2006). Strategies to Help Legal Studies Students Avoid Plagiarism. Journal of Legal Studies Education, 23(2), 151-167. Retrieved from WILEY.

Using Structural Information and Citation Evidence to Detect Significant Plagiarism Cases in Scientific Publications. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(2), 286-312. Retrieved from DOI: 10.1002/asi.21651

Rolfe, Vivien. (2011). Can Turnitin be used to provide instant formative feedback? British Journal of Educational Technology, 42(4), 701-710. _ Retrieved from DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01091.x10c

Siti Balqis


Library Literacy Class Walk In (LLCWI)

Open to all UniKL Students & Staff

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Additional notes:

*Advance Module: Mendeley Desktop Hands-on Training
(Reference Management and Automated Citation Tools especially for FYP students, Post Graduates, Researchers, etc.)

To book a session:

Simply approach the library staff for LLCWI session or you may contact your respective librarian as below:

Campus Librarian List

*Advance module ONLY available at selected campus (City Campus, UniKL BiS, UniKL RCMP & UniKL MICET).
To arrange the advance module session at your respective campus, kindly request the session from your campus librarian 3 days in advance.

Announcement: Search, Share & Win Prize Winner

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Thank you for joining UniKL Search, Share & Win online quiz.

Please find below for the list of our prize winner:

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Again, thank you for participating and stay tune for more fun activities!

Upcoming event: 19 – 22 April Knowledge Enrichment Programme 2016

Salam to all UniKL City Campus Communities,

Kindly be informed that there will be Knowledge Enrichment Programme 2016 as per below poster.

Poster KEP 2016

KEP 2016 are held in conjunction with Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA) Campus Tour 2016.

There will be 15 local publishers coming for book exhibition at the lobby from 19 – 21 April 2016.

Among the activities that going to be carried out on that day would be:

Mind Game:
SUDOKU Contest, Info Hunt (Explore Race), Guess Book Pages, Crossword Puzzle.
Prizes: 1st Prize, 2nd Prize & 3rd Prize

Book Exhibition:
Spent & Win Contest
Rules & Regulation:
Belanja RM 30 ke atas dalam satu resit, anda layak untuk  dapat 1 borang penyertaan cabutan bertuah.
Jika resit berjumlah RM 90, bermakna anda layak untuk dapat 3 borang penyertaan cabutan bertuah.
Simpan resit pembelian, sekiranya anda terpilih sebagai pemenang, sila kemukan resit sebagai bukti pembelian.
Pemenang akan di hubungi melalui telefon / email / melalui laman sosial i,e; FB, Blog, etc.
Cabutan bertuah akan diadakan setiap hari, yang mana pihak penganjur akan memilih 5 pemenang pada setiap hari.
Borang penyertaan boleh di hantar di Kaunter Perpustakaan, Aras 14.
Keputusan pemilihan pemenang adalah muktamad, sebarang pertukaran adalah hak muktamad pihak penganjur.

7 April Workshop Teaser: IEEE Xplore – Essential notes & how to get published with the IEEE

IEEE Session Teaser (7 Apr)

Poster IEEE 7 April

Objective: Participants will be discussed based on the essential learning notes, such as:

  1. Part 1:
    1. Introduction to IEEE & IEEE Xplore – a resource digital library
    2. Writing for a journal or conference proceedings – the difference
    3. The format of an IEEE paper
    4. Ethics in writing
    5. Understanding journals site
    6. Finding a conference’s call for paper
    7. Using the Journal recommendation tool
    8. Understanding & use the functionalities of IEEE Xplore via creating a personal account & access full text
    9. Search Strategies to advanced searching to aid your academic studies
    10. Discover & browsing related articles to support your research activities. Browsing the collections in the platform

Time: 90 mins.

Participants: Participants who are interested to publish on IEEE Xplore (as a journal paper, magazine article or conference proceedings)

Trainer: Hazman Aziz – Client Services Manager, IEEE

About the trainer: Hazman is a trained librarian, who has published several articles, including at an IEEE Conference. His paper can be access via IEEE Xplore as one of the conference proceedings. Hazman’s research interested is in outreach scholarly communication, where he reads on the societal impact of a researcher at the article level metrics. He shares his knowledge in leveraging and harnessing the IEEE Xplore to aid and out research activities.

Upcoming event: 7 April – UniKL Seminar on Academic Publication

UniKL Seminar on Academic Publication

Date: 7 April 2016 (Thur)
Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Venue: UniKL Convention Room, Level 23
No. of participants: 50 pax ONLY (Register before 4 Apr)

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Highlighted topics:

Session 1: Visibility of Local Scholarly Publication

  • Scholarly Publication
  • Visibility of Local Scholarly Publication
  • Getting Indexed
  • Roles of Malaysian Citation Centre
  • Products of Malaysian Citation Centre
  • Criteria for Quality Journal Publication.

Session 2: How to get Published with Wiley

  • Wiley Author Resources Site
  • Wiley Editing Services
  • The format of an Wiley paper
  • Ethics Guidelines

Session 3: How to get Published with IEEE


  • Introduction to IEEE & IEEE Xplore – a resource digital library
  • Writing for a journal or conference proceedings – the difference
  • The format of an IEEE paper
  • Ethics in writing
  • Understanding journals site
  • Finding a conference’s call for paper
  • Using the Journal recommendation tool
  • Understanding & use the functionalities of IEEE Xplore via creating a personal account & access full text
  • Search Strategies to advanced searching to aid your academic studies
  • Discover & browsing related articles to support your research activities. Browsing the collections in the platform


Upcoming event: 13 April – Introduction to Mendeley Desktop

Workshop: Introduction to Mendeley Desktop

Date: 13 April ( Wednesday)
Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Convention Room, Level 23
Trainer: Mr. Khairul Anwar Husaini
Allocation: 25 pax
Requirement: Personal Laptop

mendeley workshop

Event description:
Introduction to Mendeley Desktop session towards UniKL MIIT academicians, professional researchers and Post-Grad students.
Explanation on Mendeley key features (for beginner) & new updates (for intermediate).
Hands-on demo to import citation files from other citation tools (zotero, end note, etc) into Mendeley, how to generate in-text citation & bibliography.
How to install Mendeley citation plug-in using Microsot Word (Word 2007 and above).

To RSVP, please email to:

10 Types of Plagiarism in Research

10 type plagiarism

  1. SECONDARY SOURCES (Inaccurate citation)

Secondary Source Plagiarism happens when a researcher uses a secondary source like a meta study but only cites the primary sources contained within the secondary one. Secondary source plagiarism not only fails to attribute the work of the authors of the secondary sources but also provides a false sense of the amount of review that went into the research.

  1. INVALID SOURCES (Misleading citation, Fabrication, Falsification)

Invalid Source Attribution occurs when researchers reference either an incorrect or nonexistent source. Though this may be the result of sloppy research rather than intent to deceive, it can also be an attempt to increase the list of references and hide inadequate research.

  1. DUPLICATION (Self-plagiarism, Reuse)

Duplication happens when a researcher reuses work from their own previous studies and papers without attribution. The ethics of duplication is highly debated and often depends upon the content copied.

  1. PARAPHRASING (Plagiarism, Intellectual theft)

Paraphrasing is taking another person’s writing and changing the words, making it appears that an idea or even a piece of research is original when, in truth, it came from an uncited outside source. Paraphrasing ranges from simple rephrasing to completely rewriting content while maintaining the original idea or concept.

  1. REPETITIVE RESEARCH (Self-plagiarism, Reuse)

Repetitive Research Plagiarism is the repeating of data or text from a similar study with a similar methodology in a new study without proper attribution. This often happens when studies on a related topic are repeated with similar result but the earlier research is not cited properly.

  1. REPLICATION (Author Submission Violation)

Replication is the submission of a paper to multiple publications, resulting in the same manuscript being published more than once. This can be an ethical infraction, particularly when a researcher claims that a paper is new when it has been published elsewhere.

  1. MISLEADING ATTRIBUTION(Inaccurate Authorship)

Misleading Attribution is an inaccurate or insufficient list of authors who contributed to a manuscript. This happen when authors are denied credit for partial or significant contributions made to a study, or the opposite-when authors are cited in a paper although no contributions were made.

  1. UNETHICAL COLLABORATION (Inaccurate Authorship)

Unethical Collaboration happens when people who are working together violate a code of conduct. Using written work, outcomes and ideas that are the result of collaboration, without citing the collaborative nature of the study and participants involved, is unethical. Using others’ work without proper attribution is plagiarism.

  1. VERBATIM PLAGIARISM (Copy-and-Paste. Intellectual Theft)

Verbatim Plagiarism is the copying of another’s words and works without providing proper attribution, indentation or quotation marks. This can take two forms. First, plagiarists may cite the source they borrowed from, but no indicate that it’s a direct quote. In the second, no attribution at all is provided, essentially claiming the words of someone else to be their own.

  1. COMPLETE PLAGIARISM (Intellectual Theft, Stealing)

Complete plagiarism is an extreme scenario when a researcher takes a study, a manuscript or other work from another researcher and simply resubmits it under his/her own name

Source from:
Eassom, H. (2013). 10 types of plagiarism in research. Retrieved from


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