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Measuring Research Impact Using Web of Science, Altmetrics, and Other Sources

Creating Citation Reports in Web of Science

Using Web of Science, you can learn who's citing your research and what impact it is having in the wider world. Begin by logging into Web of Science. This link will give you access to the Sciences Index, the Social Sciences Index, and the Arts and Humanities index in Web of Science. Should you desire to do your search in one index or the other, you can revise your search. See instructions for searching citations below.

Creating Citation Reports in Web of Science: Search Techniques

A Definition: H-index

Web of Science and other citation services will point to your h-index as a measure of your productivity and impact as a researcher. The h-index is defined by how many h of a researcher’s publications have at least h citations each. Read more about the h-index in this article by J.E. Hirsch.

This image illustrates the concept of the h index by showing citations and number of papers on the y and x axis of a graph and the intersection between the two as the "h index."

Web of Science: General Tutorials

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