This guide is for graduate students and faculty interested in how scholars can profile themselves through tracking cited references to their work. Also included here are resources to assist in determining journal quality and rankings.
Best Bets for Journal, Researcher, & Other Impact Measures
InCites is a customized, web-based research evaluation tool that allows users to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark their output against peers worldwide. With customized citation data, global metrics, and multidimensional profiles on the leading research institutions, InCites gives comprehensive insight into your institution's performance. And with robust visualization and reporting tools, one can create and share reports.
SciVal offers access to the research performance of over 7,600 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide. It enables users to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends.
TL: The SCImago Journal & Country Rank includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). It includes two metrics: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP). SJR is based on times cited, but also uses an algorithm to calculate article influence, which it uses to create rankings.