The Library provides a range of research metrics and bibliometrics tools and resources to help you assess and demonstrate your research quality and impact.
These tools ensure that you can:
- identify when, where, and how many times your output has been cited
- gauge your readiness to apply for grants or promotion and benchmark yourself against other researchers
- find other researchers in your field and determine the leaders and where they are publishing
- check the quality and rankings of the journals in which you publish
Citation metrics may differ between tools, depending on the data source they use. There is overlap between Scopus, SciVal, Web of Science, and InCites but because there are differences in what each platform indexes, you should use each tool when gathering your metrics. There are also alternative measures to demonstrate impact that should be considered.
Scopus is an abstract and citations database which can be used to find research, identify experts, and gain access to reliable data, metrics, and analytical tools.
Useful metrics: h-index; Documents by author; Citation counts; Field Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI); PlumX alternative metrics; CiteScore; Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP); Scimago Journal Ranking (SJR)