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Web of Science: Using a Citation Database: Citation Analysis Tools

Citation Databases

Citation Analysis in Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar

What's the Difference?

Are you looking for collaborators (or competitors) in a research area? Both WoS and Scopus provide citation analysis tools that show which authors, institutions and counties are working on topics that interest you. Google Scholar does not offer this.

Are you unsure of where to submit your paper? Web of Science and Scopus link to sophisticated analytic tools that can help you select appropriate journals. Google Scholar's journal analytics only list top journals in broad subject areas.  

Are you being asked to provide a Journal Impact Factor? Then you will have to use Web of Science—or the related Journal Citation Reports database.

 

Web of Science

Scopus

Google Scholar

Article Level Analysis

Citation Map feature allows you to visualize citing or cited papers by author, subject, publication year and more.

Citation Overview feature allows you to  view citation overview for h-index and total citing papers for an article.

Google Citations feature allows you to track citations to your publications. (Note: you need to register for a Google Citations account in order to use this feature.)

Author Impact Analysis

Once you've conducted an author search you can: 1) Analyze Results: by organization, date of publication, funding source and more. 2) Create Citation Report: obtain h-index, average citations per article and more.

Once you've conducted an author search you can Analyze Results to view graphical and tabular analysis of publication years, affiliation names, and more. Other Author Impact Analysis options include-- 1) Author Details: click the author name  to view the h-index, co-authors, and link to the Author Evaluator page.  2) Author Evaluator: analyze the publishing output of an author's the h Index, documents (including subjects and co-authors), and citations in graphic and tabular view.

Register for a Google Citations account to track your total publications, h-index and i10index.

Organization, Country or Subject Analysis

Once you've conducted a Topic or Organization search you can: 1) Analyze Results: by subject, organization, countries, language and more. 2) Create Citation Report: obtain h-index, average citations per article and more.

Once you've conducted an author search you can Analyze Results to view graphical and tabular analysis of countries, languages, affiliation names, dates and more. Additionally the Affiliation Analyzer feature allows you to view documents published, sources the organization has published in, collaborating affiliations and more in graphic and tabular view.

This functionality is not available in Google Scholar.

Journal Analysis

Journal Impact Factor: Provided from Journal Citation Reports on each article record. Further journal analytics are available in the Journal Citation Reports database.

Journal Metrics: Click on the journal name in an article record. View the SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Links to more analytics in the Sciverse Scopus Journal Analyzer

View the h5-index and h-median of publications included in a calculated list of 'top 100 publications' by language and, for English language journals, the top journals in dozens of subjects. Note however that Google Scholar Journal Metrics are based on citations from 2008 forward only.

 

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