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Research metrics and publishing: Key tools

Key tools and selected metrics

​Clarivate Analytics

Research Analytics & Scholarly workflow company

Elsevier

Global Publisher & Research Analytics Company 

Google Scholar

Digital Science

 

 

Web of Science 
Incites
Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
/Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
Scopus 
SciVal 
Scimago Journal & Country Rank  Google Scholar Profiles Harzing Publish or Perish
 

Provides more complex author analysis, data based on Google scholar citations, Microsoft Academic)
can also import Scopus and Web of Science citation data if subscribed. 


 
Dimensions 
 

Provides a time line of research and associated metrics from grant, to trial to publication Integrated. with Altmetric Explorer

      
Altmetric Explorer
 

Option to search Monash only authors/departments

or full Altmetric databas

Web of Science
-Author h-index
-Total publications
-Times Cited
-Citer analysis


InCites:(based on Web of Science citation data)
  -Category Normalised Citation Impact (CNCI)
  -% documents in top 1% or 10%

Institutional analysis and benchmarking

Journal Citation Reports (JCR):
  -Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
  -Journal Rank, Quartile

Essential Science Indicators:
  -Top/Hot/Highly cited papers
  -Field Baselines
  -Citation thresholds

Scopus
-Author h-index
-Documents by author
-Total citations
-citer analysis

-Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) for individual articles
-SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
-Citescore

SciVal:(based on Scopus citation data)
  -Author Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI)
  -Outputs in top percentiles
  -International collaborations
  -Academic/corporate collaboration

Institutional analysis and benchmarking

 

SJR (Scimago Journal Rank)
-Quartile rank based on prestige of citing journal

h-index 
i10-index (publications from the last 10 years)

Sum of Citations

Citations per publication

h-index

Egghe's g-index

average citations per paper

citations per author

papers per author

citations per year

Author  number of publications
total publication citations
citations average
recent citations
recent citations average
FCR (Field Citation Ratio)
FCR average
RCR (Relative Citation Ratio)
RCR average
Altmetric attention score
Altmetric attention average

Mentions/attention of research from:

news media
policy documents
twitter
blogs
patent cites
Wikipedia

Monash Subscription

Monash Subscription / Scimago free resource

Free to search/free software download

Monash Subscription to Institutional analytics tool/
free open versions available without the Institutional analytics

Visualisation tools

Visualisation tools can assist in discovering and demonstrating connections or relationships between entities and may add clarity and impact to an analysis.

Examples of how visualisation tools may be used:

A selection of visualisation tools is listed below:

Sci2

  • For Science of Science research and practice.
  • Could be used for visualising co-author networks.
  • Provides advanced algorithms, effective visualisations, and many standard workflows. Supports micro-level documentation and replication of studies.

Gephi

  • Open Source and free tool for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Could be used for visualising co-author networks.
  • Interact with the representation, manipulate the structure, shapes and colours to reveal hidden properties. Make hypotheses, intuitively discover patterns, isolate structure singularities or faults during data sourcing.

D3.js

  • Can be used for any type of data in a variety of formats.
  • Provide data visualisations in web browsers.
  • D3 helps bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS.  
  • Combines powerful visualisation components and a data-driven approach to Document Object Model manipulation.

VOS Viewer

  • Free standalone tool developed by Leiden University.
  • Networks may include journals, researchers, or individual publications, and they can be constructed based on co-citation, bibliographic coupling, or co-authorship relations.
  • Text mining functionality available.