Optimising your research impact
What is citation analysis?
as a indicator of the quality of the work: the more citations, the
greater the impact.
Citation data is available from citation databases.
|Database||Content and Coverage||Help|
|Web of Science||
The Web of Science Citation Report provides aggregate citation statistics for a set of search results (such as an author search) and calculates the h-index.
Coverage: Science Citation Index (1900-present), Social Sciences
Citation Index (1900-present), and the Arts & Humanities Citation
InCites is a web-based research evaluation tool based on citation
data from Web of Science. The tool allows you to analyse institutional
productivity and benchmark an individual’s output against peers
worldwide. You can also use InCites to identify and analyse existing and
potential collaboration opportunities.
|Essential Science Indicators||
Draws on Web of Science data to enable analysis of papers agains
'top', 'hot' and 'highly cited' indicators, field baselines, and
Provides Author Evaluator, Citation Overview and h-Graph tools.
|SciVal||SciVal is a
subscription based research performance assessment tool which uses data
from Scopus. It provides more advanced metrics than those available in
Scopus only and also allows you to benchmark individual researchers,
groups of researchers and institutions based on a variety of different
|Google Scholar Citations||Provides information about who is citing your publications and graphs of your citations over time||Help|
Note that citation metrics are only as good as the citation data indexed
in each resource. No citation database indexes all published works, and
no citation database covers all subject areas equally. Please contact your Subject Librarian for advice about where to start, or using any of these tools.
A popular form of citation analysis is the h-index. The h-index looks at
the total number of papers you have published, and the number of
citations these papers have received.
Publish or Perish
software is an alternative way to work out individual citation
metrics. It allows you to remove incorrectly attributed, non-scholarly,
and self-citations from metric calculations, is used with Google Scholar citation data, and provides functionality to analyse both author and journal impact.
For a guide on how to use the Publish or Perish software, see this blog post by Patrick Dunleavy.
|Web of Science||Scopus||Essential Science Indicators|
|Web of Science: Citation Report shows
how to calculate your h-index. (6:08 mins)
|How to find an author's h-index Score in
Scopus (1:29 mins)
|ESI on InCites: Quick Tour
Citation Analysis - Optimising your research impact - Guides at Victoria University of Wellington