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Research Impact


This guide provides information and tools for measuring research impact focusing on the use of CITATION METRICS. It also gives some guidance on how to increase your impact as a researcher.

Tabs identify various tools that track citations and provide directions on how to find journal rankings, accredited lists, h-index and citation reports.

Citation tracking looks at the number of times a work has been cited in the bibliographies of other works.

This gives an indication of how a paper has been received by the academic community with a high number of citations usually indicating a highly regarded work.

Citation tracking can also involve looking at the connections between different authors and journals and at patterns in citation and publication over time.

The following reports are available on request. Please note that librarians need at least a week's notice to generate these reports.

  • Researcher Impact Report. This report includes an overview of an individual researcher as seen across different databases, Scopus, SciVal, Web of Science, Google Scholar,, Dimensions, etc. (Please note that librarians need at least a week's notice to generate this report).
  • SciVal report for an individual researcher (Please note that the contents of SciVal reports could be customised according to your needs)
  • SciVal report on a departmental level. This report will include summaries of the impact of the different researchers in your department and the impact of the department as a whole.
  • SciVal report on a faculty level