The services and information below are tools commonly used to measure the impact and performance of your research
The Web of Science database is a suite of products that combine to show performance and impact of research. The index includes over 21,000 peer reviewed scholarly journals across disciplines to show the citation connections between the content.
ECU Researchers can register with Web of Science to access further products including the InCites Benchmarking and Analytics tool.
1. Search for your topic.
2. View your results list and modify your search keywords if necessary.
3. Click on Create Citation Report (You will only be able to do this if there are fewer than 10,000 results. Further filter or change your search until you are under this limit).
4. Records on the Results page are sorted by Times Cited -- highest to lowest by default. However, you can sort the results by selecting another sort option from the Sort by menu located at the top and bottom of the table.
View results found and if necessary, modify your search terms.
Click on Analyze Results.
1. Your search terms will be displayed.
2. Select Authors (scroll to view the many other options available).
3. In show above the list of authors, select how many top authors you wish to view ... 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500.
5. Authors will be ranked by number of articles published.
1.Search for the author whose profile you would like to view using either the drop down option for Author on the Basic search, or by selecting Author search from the banner.
2.View the results list to check the profile, if there are papers from multiple authors, click on the name of the correct author in one of the citations.
3.Once you have the list of publications click on the Create Citation Report Link.
4.View author's metrics.
SciVal and Scopus, products of the Elsevier Group are web-based tools that allow in-depth analysis of the publications indexed and cited in the Scopus database.
ECU Researchers can register with SciVal to use different modules that track and visualise an individual's research performance, benchmark an individual relative to peers, compare groups of individuals, track collaboration patterns and find new potential collaborators.
Follow these steps to search for an author
Further information on working with author search results in Scopus is available at the support center.
Begin in the overview module:
Although SciVal uses Scopus citation data, an author's research metrics may differ in each database if the user does not make sure that both databases are searching the same date ranges.
If you're interested in knowing the top 10 authors in a field, using the Analyze tool in Scopus is sufficient. However, if you wish to see ALL authors, SciVal has an upper limit of displaying the top ~500 authors
1. Click on Trends along the top banner.
2. In Topics and Research Areas, use a pre-defined topic OR search and define a new topic.
1. In Trends
2. Select the Topic
3. Click on Authors
4. Select Table view
5. Select all authors
The Author List provides the following author metrics for each author:
clicking on each author displays further metrics options.
7. Click on the small red arrow next to each metric to SORT authors by that metric.
8.. Export results and PDF/Print or Save as a CSV or XML file.
An author's h-index attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.
The h-index is based on the highest number of papers included that have had at least the same number of citations. e.g. a h-index of 8 indicates that at least 8 of the author's articles have each received at least 8 citations.
The h-index can vary between databases, as the set of citations they are using to calculate the metric can be different.
The h5-index is based upon data from the last completed 5 years e.g. when selecting 2016, the h5-index will be for 2012-2016.
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