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Citation Analysis

Scopus

Scopus, an Elsevier product, is an abstract and citation database.  Researchers can use Scopus to perform basic analysis of their research outputs and to find metrics such as their h-index, overall citations and publications, via their automatically generated Author details page.  Researchers can also export a list of their publications and see the citations for individual publications. 

The below video demonstrates how to find an author in Scopus.

 

Scopus has two tools to analyse researcher output, 'Analyse author output' and 'View citation overview', both of which can be accessed from a reseearcher's author page.  Before using either of these tools, ensure that the publications on the author profile are correct. The below video demonstrates how to use this functionality.

 

For more information on how to use this tool, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Web of Science

Web of Science, a Clarivate product, is an abstract and citation database.   Researchers can use Web of Science to perform a basic analysis of their research outputs and to find metrics such as their h-index, overall citations and publications.  Authors can also export lists of their publications and citations.

This video provides guidance on how to find an author's publications in Web of Science. 

Create a 'Citation Report' to find an author's h-index, publishing and citation trends .  To ensure the accuracy of the metrics, it is important to check the list of publications to make sure it is accurate, and doesn't include works belonging to other researchers or omit publications.

Use the 'Analyse Results' feature to find further information about a set of publications, such as the journals where they are being published, subject areas and countries.

For more information on how to use this tool, contact your Liaison Librarian.

SciVal

SciVal, which is based on Scopus data, provides access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide.  SciVal enables users to benchmark and analyse publication output at an individual, group and institutional level.

First time users of SciVal will need to create an account, unless they already have accounts for other Elsevier products, such as Scopus, ScienceDirect, ClinicalKey, or Engineering Village. For more information on how to use SciVal, contact your Liaison Librarian.

Defining a Researcher

To analyse the output of a researcher, users will firstly need to define the researcher in SciVal.  Instructions to do this are here.

You may need to update the profile of a researcher after they have been defined.  Instrucctions for how to do this are here.

The 'Overview' module has predefined time periods, which are updated annually.  To find publication metric data outside of these time periods, use the 'Benchmarking' module.  For more information on how to use the 'Benchmarking' module, contact your Liaison Librarian.

The default classification scheme used in SciVal is the All Science Journal Classification Categories (ASJC).  To change to another scheme, such as Field of Research (FoR) codes, click on the current scheme and select from the dropdown menu.

Choose a subject area filter to see the performance of an entity in that field.

 

Overview Module

This module provides an overview of an entity's publication metrics, including the field-weighted citation impact, h-index, number of publications, citations per publication. Click through the other tabs, such as 'Published' and 'Cited' to get a more detailed analysis.  All information in the 'Overview' module can be exported as a spreadsheet, and some data can be exported as a pdf or picture file.

InCites

InCites Benchmarking & Analytics, based on Web of Science data, allows users to analyse the publication output of individuals, groups and institutions.  New users will need to create an account to access InCites, unless they have already created an account for Web of Science or EndNoteWeb. For more detail on the publication metrics available, The below video provides an introduction on how to use InCites.  This guide from Clarivate Analytics provides more guidance on how to use InCites.  For more information on how to use this tool, contact your Liaison Librarian.