Web of Science: Analyzing Results
Web of Science includes built-in tools to help you analyze search results and view citation trends. Using the Analyze Results option will allow you to to identify trends such as major authors, funding agencies, institutions, and journals within a set of results. From the search results page, click on Analyze Results.
Web of Science will visualize your search results. Use the dropdown to view different trends. For example, to view the top authors in your set of search results, select Authors.
The top 10 authors will be visualized in the resulting treemap chart. Use the options to change the visualization format and display options, or download the visualization as a JPG file.
To view a particular author's citations as a set of results, hover over their name and click View Records.
Alternatively, if you scroll down to the bottom of this page, you will see a table that includes all authors in the results set. From here, you can refine/exclude results by select authors or download a data table of all authors.
Create Citation Report
Another option for viewing citation trends in Web of Science is to create a Citation Report from a set of search results.
The citation report page shows citation metrics and trends of a set of records. The cards at the top of the page show high-level metrics information of the set, including total number of publications, citing articles, times cited, and h-index.
The citation report page also includes a graph showing the distribution of when records in the results set were published and at what point in time citations to the record occurred.
At the bottom of the page, the document details section shows citations accrued each year, the average citations per year, and the total citations for each document in the set.