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Citation-based metrics

Scholarly impact

Measure your scholarly impact to showcase your research via citation-based measures such as:

  • citation counts
  • journal quality indicators
  • h-index 
  • other metrics.

Use the Metrics Toolkit and the Measuring Your Research Impact (MyRI) tutorial to understand and use citation-based metrics to benefit your research.

Key citation-based metrics

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Citation count

Number of times a publication has appeared in the reference list of other publications

Scopus

Web of Science

Google Scholar

Dimensions

Google Scholar

Dimensions

h-index

An h-index of five means that an author has five publications that have been cited at least five times

 

Note: Should only compare within same discipline and career-stage

Scopus

Web of Science

Google Scholar

 

Web of Science

Google Scholar

Citations per paper

Total number of citations divided by total number of publications

Scopus

Web of Science

Dimensions

 

 

Scopus

Web of Science

Journal metrics

 

Journal citation-based measures such as Impact Factor, CiteScore, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) etc.

See ‘Journal quality’ section for more information

 

Normalised citation impact measures

Ratio of actual number of citations received relative to world average, based on publications of same type, field and age

 

SciVal – Field Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI)

InCites - Category Normalised Citation Impact (CNCI)

Dimensions – Field Citation Ratio (FCR)

SciVal Research Metrics Guidebook

InCites Indicators Handbook

Dimensions

 

Publications in top citation percentiles

Number of publications reaching a specific citation threshold (eg top 1%, 10% etc)

SciVal

InCites

 

SciVal Research Metrics Guidebook

InCites Indicators Handbook

 

Publications in top journals

Number of publications in top-ranked journals (eg top 1%, 10% etc or top quartile (Q1))

SciVal

InCites

 

SciVal Research Metrics Guidebook

InCites Indicators Handbook

 

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