Field-Weighted Citation Metric
Field-Weighted Citation impact takes into account the differences in research behaviour across disciplines.
This metric is sourced from SciVal and indicates how the number of citations received by a researcher's publications compares with the average number of citations received by all other similar publications indexed in the Scopus database.
Similar publications are those publications in the Scopus database that have the same publication year, publication type and discipline.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact refers to citations received in the year of publication plus the following 3 years.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact metrics are useful to benchmark regardless of differences in size, disciplinary profile, age and publication type composition, and provide and useful way to evaluate the prestige of a researcher’s citation performance.
A Cited Reference search in Web of Science will display the number of articles which have cited a particular article.
To carry out a Cited Reference search:
select Cited Reference Search from the drop-down menu above the search box
enter the details of the article you wish to find citations for and click Search
the article details will be listed, including a 'Citing Articles' column
click View Record to access the article record in Web of Science
Google Scholar @ MQ allows you to set up a profile which contains your publications and citations counts.
To create your profile:
Go to Google Scholar @ MQ and click the "My Citations" link at the top of the page
Log in with an existing Google account, or create a new one
Complete the form with your details, and click the "Next step" button
Review the list of publications, and use the "Add" button to add them to your profile. When you've added them all, click the "Next step" button
Choose how you would like to deal with changes to publication and citation data, and click the "Go to my profile" button to view your profile
If there are articles you've written which don't appear in your list of publications on your profile, you can add them manually by selecting "Add" from the "Actions" drop-down menu
To make your profile public, click on either the "Make my profile public" link in the yellow box at the top of the page, or the "edit" link next to "My profile is private"
Citations are a established measure of research impact, however, analysis offered by different tools will have varying results.
When reviewing citation counts consider: