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Impact Factors and Citation Analysis

A guide to bibliometrics, journal impact factors, h-index, altmetrics, etc.

Benchmarking Tools for Department Chairs, Deans, & Assessment Officers

Database InCites Essential Science Indicators
Audience

Best for individual and departmental reports. Institutional Profile good for institutional research officers.

Best for administrators and institutional research officers

Best for Provides quick reports on research performance, collaborations, and researchers  Provides Highly Cited Papers & Hot Papers lists and notes emerging research areas
Subjects Covers over 200 research areas  Covers 22 broad disciplines
Customization Can create and share dashboard(s) Dashboard not available
Content  Includes Web of Science data from 1980 to present for journal articles, proceedings, and books    Includes Web of Science data from the latest 10 years for journal articles and proceedings that are in the top 1%
Downside Department-level reports are not available Author names are not disambiguated

Note: To access these tools you must login first using your Emory ID and then login to your personal Web of Science account.  If you do not already have a personal login for Web of Science or EndNote, then you will need to create one.

Collaborating Institutions with Emory

Image: InCites Systems Reports: Institution Profiles. 

Learning the Tools

Take 10 minutes, learn how to best use these tools, and the pros/cons of each.

  InCites Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
Brochures

InCites PDF
(1-page)

ESI PDF 
(4-pages)

Introductory videos 

InCites  
(4-minutes) 

ESI  
(4-minutes)

Finding Researchers videos

 InCites Authors
  (4-minutes)

ESI Authors  (2-minutes)

University Data videos

 InCites Universities
 (6-minutes)

ESI Universities   
(3-minutes)

For additional training resources, see the Help link in either tool. Or, for assistance in generating reports contact your librarian

InCites Institutional Comparisons

Example data showing productivity (number of publications) and impact (number of citations) of research on organic chemistry at Emory University and two comparison universities. 

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