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
The ISI Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. It enables users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. ISI Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching.
InCites is a customized, web-based research evaluation tool that allows users to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark their output against peers worldwide. All users must create a personal account and sign in, both on- and off-campus
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.
The SCImago Journal & Country Rank includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database. 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.