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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

Metric

What it is

Where to find it

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Citation count

Number of times a publication has been cited by other research

More about citation count

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

More about the h-index

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.

Note: measures the impact of journals, not individual articles

See ‘Journal quality’ section for more information

 

Normalised citation impact measures

Shows how the number of citations compares with the average expected by similar publications (same year, same type, same subject area)

More about normalised citation impact

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 (e.g. in top 1% most cited)

More about citation percentiles

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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