There are other measures of research quality and esteem that may provide additional evidence of research quality and/or research capacity. These may include:
To find who is citing your publications, search citation databases such as Scopus/Web of Science or Google Scholar.
Look for Cited by:
Who is citing my book?
To find highly cited articles on a particular topic, run a keyword search in citation databases such as Scopus or Web of Science. Sort on the search result by "Cited by (highest)" citations (Scopus) or "Sort by: Times cited: Highest to lowest" (Web of Science), so the most highly cited work is at the top of your search results.
This Scopus tutorial demonstrates the use of Scopus article metrics.
"Data citation refers to the practice of providing a reference to data in the same way as researchers routinely provide a bibliographic reference to outputs such as journal articles, reports and conference papers. Citing data is increasingly being recognised as one of the key practices leading to recognition of data as a primary research output."
The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) has developed a poster which outlines the data citation process.
Further information about data citation: Research Data Management Toolkit.
Citation databases allow you to set an alert so you can be notified as soon as a new citation is added to the database.
Alerts enable researchers to track where, by whom, and how often an article has been cited.
Create an author alert in citation databases such as Scopus or Web of Science.
Beyond these, some subject-specific databases also provide citation linking.
The Field-Weighted Citation Impact metric (FWCI) and Category Normalised Citation Impact metric (CNCI) both calculate the ratio of citations received relative to the expected world average, as normalised for the subject category, publication type and publication year.
The FWCI is found in Scopus, and is only accessible at the level of individual research outputs. CNCI is calculated on Web of Science data, and is accessible using InCites and can be used to access the CNCI for all publications by an individual researcher.
In both cases, an FWCI or CNCI of 1 indicates that the publication has been cited at the world average for similar publications:
Many researchers find that the FWCI and CNCI metrics for the same article are different – sometimes significantly so. This is due to differences in database coverage between Web of Science and Scopus, affecting the number of citations that are indexed in each system.
The index was first proposed by J. E. Hirsch in 2005 and is defined as:
A scientist has index h if h of his/her Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np-h) papers have no more than h citations each.
As an example, a researcher with an H-index of 15 has (of their total number of publications) 15 papers which have been cited at least 15 times each.
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The H-index can be calculated using the library-subscribed databases Web of Science or Scopus, and also using the My Citations feature of Google Scholar or the freely downloadable program Publish or Perish, which also takes its citation information from Google Scholar.
However if you wish to create a true H-index based on all unique citations to your publications from all sources, you will need to calculate it manually. The fewer papers you have the more significant each citation becomes in terms of calculating your H-index.
Scopus: is a comprehensive abstract and citation database covering the scientific, medical, technical and social science subject areas. Includes abstracts from 1966- , and cited references from 1996- and enables researchers to track where, by whom, and how often an article has been cited. However note that coverage of humanities & social sciences literature is limited.
There are some useful tutorials available to help you navigate your way around the Scopus database: Scopus tutorials.
Web of Science: A comprehensive abstract and citation database covering a broad range of subject areas. Enables researchers to track where, by whom, and how often an article has been cited.
Web of Science tutorials: