How can I assess the impact of my published research?
The problemYou want to understand the impact of your published research based on its pattern of citation by other authors. What is the most comprehensive and quantitative way to do so?
SolutionInstant analysis of citation statistics can be obtained via ISI's Citation Reports, available through ISI's Web of Science, or Science Citation Index Expanded.
Tables of citation information for an individual or institution can be generated and exported quickly, listing data such as:
- total number of citations
- average citations per item and year
- citation half-life
- number of papers
Graphical summaries that display paper publication and citation trends can also be produced. The Analyze Tool provides easy access to all citing items, along with the ability to remove self-citations and further examine the information. There is also a breakdown of the citation history for each record which can be exported for further analysis.