I have seen in some faculties that I have been visiting that they give more importance to some citation databases than to others. About this issue, I have some confusions. I prefer to open only one global question here that cutting it up into smaller chunks because I believe the things I will expose are related:
- What is the importance that some journals are indexed in Scopus and some in Web of Science or Thomson Reuters? Does Scopus have a better reputation? I ask this because I saw one faculty that strive to put their publications only on journals and conferences indexed by Scopus.
- Is there any relationship between Scimago and Web of Science?
- I found in the following link: http://www.thomsonscientific.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi that a journal in which a colleague has gotten his article published that appears on this list, does it mean that journal is indexed by the Web of Science? Even though I have seen in the webpage of that journal that it does not mention Web of Science perse.
Any clarification of these citation databases would be a huge help to me. The field that I am working on is Computer Science.