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Bibliometrics and citation analysis: Web of Science

Calculating h-index using Web of Science

  • Select Web of Science from the E-databases list on the Library homepage.
  • Click on Author Search. (First select  "+ More" in order to see the Author search option)
  • Enter the author’s surname and initials into the search boxes. 
  • The next step is to select the research domain.
  • Lastly you have to select the organisation.
  • Click on "Finish search"
  • Click on Create Citation Report at the top right of the results list.
  • The H-index is displayed on the next page, with a graph of the number of citations per year, as well as other information.

Why use Web of Science

Citations symbolise the association of scientific ideas. Web of Knowledge uniquely indexes both cited and citing works - which enables the user to make explicit links between current research and prior scientific works.

Use cited reference data to move both backward and forward in time to track and determine research influence.

Use citation analysis to find influential authors who are publishing high-impact research in your field, discover important author and/or institutional research collaborations, determine where the most impactful research is being published.

Analyse research from high-impact journalsin the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, and seamlessly link to full-text articles

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