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Research impact and citation analysis: Support for grants, awards & promotions

Support for grants, awards and promotions

The following table provides an overview of the more common citation metrics useful for inclusion in grant and award applications, and for promotion.

 It is important to remember that citation counts and H-Index scores will vary between databases. This variation occurs because each database will index different publications, across different date ranges. Variations may also occur due to poor quality data - such as duplicate records, misspelt citations, and missing authors.

Measures of researcher impact

Metric Where to locate
Citation counts - including total citations received, citations per year, citations for a specific time period
Most highly cited publications
Average citations per publication
Weighed citation impact - several variations are available (FWCI, CNCI, FCR). All benchmark publications within a category or field and allow comparisons across disciplines.
  • SciVal - - FWCI (field weighted citation impact) calculated for individual publications, researchers, sets of publications
  • InCites - CNCI (category normalized citation impact) calculated for individual publications and for researchers
  • Dimensions - FCR (field citation 
  • ratio) calculated for individual publications and for researchers
International collaborations - number and percentage of publications
Industry collaborations - number and percentage of publications
Impact beyond academia

Measures of journal impact

Measure Where to locate
Impact factor - current year and 5-year impact factor, quartile and rank within category
CiteScore - including rank within category
SJR (Scimago Journal Rank)
Discipline ranking lists


How the Library can assist

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