As a researcher, you will often want to create a report which details your research performance and impact.
Think of your report as a descriptive narrative that tells the story of your unique contribution to knowledge. Use a variety of different measures that provide evidence of your achievement, engagement and esteem. Demonstrate that you are producing high quality scholarship, that you have national and international recognition in your discipline, and that you have the capacity to build research partnerships.
Tailor your story for the intended purpose and audience.
SciVal uses Scopus data. To begin using SciVal to create reports, export your Scopus Author Profile to SciVal. Your profile will then be listed in the Researchers section of My SciVal, and will be available for use in all the SciVal modules.
The Overview module allows you to generate a overall research performance report that can be exported as a PDF. This comprehensive report includes
Field-Weighted Citation impact takes into account the differences in research behaviour across disciplines 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.
The Benchmarking module lets you evaluate your research performance in comparison to others. You can choose which researchers, or groups of researchers, to make comparisons with, and can compare a variety of metrics including scholarly output, citations, h-indices, collaboration, economic impact and societal impact.
The Collaboration module lets you evaluate your existing research collaborations and identify new opportunities for collaboration in Australia and worldwide.
Scopus and Web of Science can also generate reports that include author metrics.
InCites uses Web of Science data. To begin, choose the Researchers tile and filter by Person Name or ID. For best results use your ORCID or Web Of Science Researcher ID rather than your name. Choose to use the InCites Dataset and include ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index). A summary of benchmarking metrics can be downloaded from this page.
The Reports dropdown allows you to create a Researcher report. This generates a overall research performance report that can be exported as a PDF. This comprehensive report includes
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G-Index is calculated by ranking author's articles from highest to lowest citations, then find the largest number (the top g articles received together at least g2 citations).
Advantages of the G-Index:
Disadvantages of the G-Index:
The G-index was proposed by Leo Egghe in his paper "Theory and Practice of the G-Index" in 2006 as an improvement on the H-Index.
The m-index is calculated by dividing the h-index by the number of years that an author has been active, defined as the years since the date of first publication.
Advantages of the m-index:
Weakness of the m-index:
Scopus can be used to obtain a range of metrics relating to an author and their work. To generate an author profile which includes h-index click the Authors search and search by name or ORCID. For best results use ORCID. On the search results page click on the author name to view the profile.
This page contains profile information about the author and their publications that are indexed in Scopus. It also contains a full publication list. This information is customisable and a report can be exported.
The Researcher Reports generated in SciVal and InCites both also include the h-index.
Web of Science can calculate a range of author metrics, including h-index. For best results choose Author Identifiers from the search dropdown and use ORCID or Web of Science ResearcherID. Alternatively use the Author dropdown and search via surname and initials.
On the results page click Create Citation Report. This includes graphs showing citation patterns and a calculation of the author's h-index. This report is customisable and can be exported.
Google Scholar @ MQ allows you to set up a profile which contains your publications and citations counts. The profile also provides you with various author metrics, such as h-index. In order to set up your profile, you need to have a Google account.
Once you have created your profile, citations and h-index will be automatically calculated from Google Scholar data and displayed on your profile page.