The library provides information on tools and methods to measure research performance. Institutions are using metrics related to publication and citation counts to evaluate and rank research output and performance of academic staff and researchers.
The following resources provide article citation counts and author citation reports to help assess research performance.
- Google Scholar offers very basic citation analysis options compared with reports and tools available from Scopus and Web of Science.
- A Google Scholar profile displays an author's citations, h-index as calculated by their publications in Google Scholar; these metrics are automatically updated as Google Scholar adds new publications from the author.
- Scopus (login via PC in NTU Libraries) finds and tracks citation data generated from a set of selection documents
- If the search results consist of an author's publications indexed in Scopus, a citation overview containing metrics such as citations and h-index can be generated for this author's profile
- If one's publications are indexed in Scopus, a Scopus Author ID will be assigned automatically
Web of Science
- Web of Science provides citation analysis for a set of search results
- If the search results consist of an author's publications indexed in Web of Science, a citation report can be created to show the graphs and aggregate citation statistics such as total number of citations and h-index for this author's profile
- If one's publications are indexed by Web of Science, one should create a ResearcherID account as well as an ORCID account; by having a ResearcherID, one can review variants of the author's name to collate all publications together in Web of Science for inclusion in ORCID