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Measure Your Research Impact-h-index, impact factor and more

Citation analysis (also known as bibliometrics) is the collection of information on how many times a publication has been cited by others. This is helpful as it can show the impact and assumed quality of a publication, the author of that publication or an institution. The citation analysis tools available often cover different sets of publications, so it is advisable to check several different sources. These sources include:

Scopus enables the user to create a citation report. This report includes citation count totals over the lifetime of the publication as well a year by year break down. This report can be used for faculty re-appoinmtent. Below are written instructions. See the 'Videos' tab for several video options of how to perform this process.

Symplectic Elements allows the user to see total citation counts for each publication. Please note the citation counts are not broken down by year. To get year by year breakdowns please see the tabs for Scopus, Web of Science (available to faculty only) and Videos for more information.

  1. Login to Symplectic

  2. In the Home tab there is a graph with publication totals located in the Publication History box. Hover your mouse over the bars to see the publication numbers per year.

  3. To look at citation counts from highest to lowest go to the My Publications box and click on Journal Articles.

    Please note Symplectic will not break down citation counts year by year for each publication. For this kind of count, see Citation Analysis for instructions.

  4. In the results page go to Sort by and change it to Citation count (Highest first).

    Total citation counts are found under each publication and come from RCR, Dimensions, EPMC (Europe PMC) and Scopus.

  5. Make sure the Detailed view is set as your view (it will say the opposite...Compact view in the upper right corner).

Web of Science through the University of Cincinnati Libraries enables the user to create a citation report. This report includes citation count totals over the lifetime of the publication as well a year by year break down. This report can be used for faculty re-appoinmtent.

Google Scholar allows users with a Gmail or Google account create a Scholar Profile. Please be aware that Cincinnati Children's/University of Cincinnati does not use Google Scholar citation information for promotion or faculty reappointment.