Monday, 16 February 2015

Finding and improving your research impact


Finding and improving your research impact

1.  Resources to obtain citation metrics2.  Get noticed and get cited! 3.  Get Help (including links to correcting data in citation databases)
4.  Additional resources

Resources to obtain Citation metrics  (top)

Web of Knowledge (subscribed by NTU Library) ISI
Web of Knowledge is an integrated web-based platform covering content
from over 22,000 journals, 23 million patents, 13,000 conference
proceedings, 5,500 websites and 5,000 books. You will be able to search
the various Web of Science Citation Indexes via the Web of Knowledge platform.

SciVerse Scopus (subscribed by NTU Library)
is a multi-disciplinary database that brings you the broadest available
coverage of scientific, technical, medical and social sciences
literature from over 4,000 international publishers. Users can set up
search & citation alerts for their research purpose by creating a
personal profile and login.

Journal Citation Reports via Web of Knowledge (subscribed by NTU Library)
Citation Reports is a resource that helps to evaluate and compare
journals. Citation and article counts are indicators of how frequently
current researchers are using individual journals. The data for Journal
Citation Reports are drawn from scholarly and technical journals from
more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. Data includes most
areas of science, technology, and social sciences.

SCImago Journal Rankings
is a freely available web resource and uses Scopus data to provide
metrics and statistical data for journals.  The main metrics have now
also been included within the subscription Scopus product if you have
access to it.
As well as a Journal Rank Indicator (SJR), SCImago
provides a number of other metrics and statistics for journals and it
allows you to search for journals individually or comparatively by
discipline and sub-discipline.

Google Scholar
Scholar (GS) is a specialized Google search engine designed to retrieve
scholarly data on the web. GS searches publisher websites, pre-print
repositories, university websites, books, technical reports, etc. for
scholarly information. GS provides citation numbers for individual
scholarly work. GS also provides metrics for individual researchers if
they have a GS profile with publications “claimed” under their GS

2.  Get noticed and get cited!

Here are some tips to increase your citation count

  • Keep research profiles (ResearcherID, Google Scholar, Scopus AuthorID)
    accurate with your publications and consistently maintain these
    profiles periodically by ensuring that your latest publications are
    Most importantly, make your profiles public so that other researchers can see your research profile!
  • Maintain a consistent personal name. This will allow the citation databases more accurately aggregate your publications.
  • Include institution name –
    “Nanyang Technological University” in your publications. It is also
    important to ensure that you spell the institution name correctly.
  • Deposit accepted versions of papers in NTU’s Institutional Repository, DR-NTU.
    By doing so, your research work is searchable and accessible by other
    researchers around the world. This can help increase your chances of
    being cited.
    <How to submit to DR-NTU>
  • Let us know if
    you noticed inaccuracies in your author, publication or citation
    details in Web of Science of Scopus. We can then recommend how to
    rectify the problems and also keep track of the rectification! 
3.  Get Help  (top)

Want to organize your author profiles?

Error in your publication indexed in Web of Science or Scopus?

We can help you!

Contact the Scholarly Communications Group at email:

While the different
databases provide you with feedback channels to submit requests for data
correction (links are provided below), we too can help you keep track
of the changes.

Get in touch with us and
we’ll arrange a time to meet you so that we can find out more about your
situation and work with you to organize your profiles.

Links to correct data
Here are some of the links provided by the various databases where you can use to correct author or publication information:

Web of Knowledge

  1. Report errors in author/publication data or citation data
    Click on “Feedback” at the bottom of the WOK page to report errors in data/citation or author information.  You can also access the page here.

  1. To correct incorrect data in Scopus - Scopus Data Correction Form
    complete this form if the data is on Scopus but is incorrect (e.g.
    author name misspelled, missing author, wrong corresponding author,
    incomplete affiliation, item type correction, etc.).
  2. To submit missing content to ScopusScopus Missing Content Request Form
    Please complete this form if content (e.g. missing article, conference proceeding, issue, etc.) is missing from Scopus.
  3. To correct Author Profiles in Scopus merge or split author profiles in ScopusScopus Author Profile Wizard
    Use this to merge or split author profiles in Scopus. 

4.  Additional Resources  (top)

Here are the references we have used and additional resources which you may find useful.

  1. MyRI : An Open Access toolkit to support bibliometrics training and awareness.   Retrieved Apr 17, 2013, from
  2. Queensland University of Technology Library. (2013). Tracking research impact.   Retrieved Apr 14, 2013, from
  3. The University of
    Melbourne Library. (2013). Research Impact: Tools and support to assist
    with measuring research.   Retrieved Apr 17, 2013, from

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