B – The Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)

Craig ID. Introducing SNIP to the Journal of Sexual Medicine. J Sex Med 2010;7:2661-2
(doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01907.x)

The Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is a new journal indicator that is based on citation data derived from Elsevier’s Scopus. It combines characteristics of how well a journal is cited with characteristics of the subject area in which it exists. It overcomes existing problems in delineating the related journals that constitute a journal’s subject area. The SNIP indicator is undoubtedly a smarter indicator than the Impact Factor (IF) and is relatively simple to understand. Whether it will replace the IF is an open question to date