This section presents the tools that are available to measure the quantitative and qualitative impact of researchers and research.
Researcher and research metrics can be used to support:
Google Scholar allows you to set up a profile which contains your publications and citations counts. The profile also provides you with various author metrics, such as h-index. In order to set up your profile, you need to have a Google account
Citations are a established measure of research impact, however, analysis offered by different tools will have varying results.
When reviewing citation counts consider:
Scopus also calculates the number of citations to a document from other documents within Scopus. This is shown in the right-hand column of the search results screen.
Field-Weighted Citation Metric
Field-Weighted Citation impact takes into account the differences in research behavior across disciplines.
This metric is sourced from SciVal and indicates how the number of citations received by a researcher's publications compares with the average number of citations received by all other similar publications indexed in the Scopus database.
Similar publications are those publications in the Scopus database that have the same publication year, publication type and discipline.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact refers to citations received in the year of publication plus the following 3 years.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact metrics are useful to benchmark regardless of differences in size, disciplinary profile, age and publication type composition, and provide and useful way to evaluate the prestige of a researcher’s citation performance.
A Cited Reference search in Web of Science will display the number of articles which have cited a particular article.
To carry out a Cited Reference search:
select Cited Reference Search from the drop-down menu above the search box
enter the details of the article you wish to find citations for and click Search
the article details will be listed, including a 'Citing Articles' column
click View Record to access the article record in Web of Science
Journal Citation Reports aggregates the meaningful connections of citations created by the research community through the delivery of a rich array of publisher-independent data, metrics and analysis of the world’s most impactful journals included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), part of the Web of Science Core Collection.