What am I trying to demonstrate?
Different databases will retrieve different results
What types of documents should be included in a report?
Citation data should be used to compare like with like
A citation report is a collation of bibliographic details for a set of publications, usually the output of an individual researcher or a group, along with the numbers of times those documents have been cited. This could include more detailed analysis of the citations such as average number of citations for a researcher or the normalised average compared to others publishing in the same area. It might also contain information about others the author(s) have collaborated with or the impact of the journals the works have been published in.
This report may be used to support:
The intended purpose of the report will influence what is included and how the information is presented e.g. grant or job applications might have specific metrics that are required.
Finding author publications
Databases such as Scopus, Web of Science or InCites will allow you to create a citation report on any group of papers that are indexed in the database.
If you are trying to generate a citation report for an individual researcher you will need to identify all the publications for that individual in the database. If a researcher’s publications are all linked with an identifier this can make the process of collating all of the publications easier and more accurate.
Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and indexing database, offering access to 16,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 international publishers.
Demonstrating impact - Scopus reports guide.
Scopus can produce citation reports for individuals or groups.
Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. It enables users to search current and retrospective Multidisciplinary Databases information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a unique search method, cited reference searching. With it, users can navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their research.
Demonstrating impact - Web of Science reports guide.
Web of Science can produce citation reports for researchers and groups.
InCites is a citation analysis tool which allows users to determine the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in their field of study — as well as emerging research areas that could impact their work.
Demonstrating impact - InCites reports guide.
Altmetric Explorer for Institutions
Altmetric Explorer - Sign up for an Explorer account (Curtin)
Curtin users need to sign-up to access the institution specific version of Altmetric Explorer using a Curtin email address.
Publish or perish is a software program developed to analyse citations in Google Scholar. This may be useful for areas not well covered in Web of Science or Scopus.