The Importance of Conference Proceedings in Research Evaluation: a Methodology Based on Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)

Conferences are an essential tool for scientific communication. In disciplines such as Computer Science, over 50% of original research results are published in conference proceedings. In this dataset, there is is a list of conference proceedings, categorized Q1 - Q4 by analogy with SJR journal quartiles. We have analyzed the role of conference proceedings in various disciplines and propose an alternative approach to research evaluation based on conference proceedings and Scimago Journal Rank (SJR). Comparison of the resulting list in Computer Science with the CORE ranking showed a 62% match, as well as an average rank correlation of the distribution by category.