The Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) for a paper is the ratio of the document's citations to the average number of citations received by all similar documents in the research field over a three-year period.
The global mean of the FWCI is 1.0, so an FWCI of 1.50 means 50% more cited than the world average; whereas, an FWCI of .75 means 25% less cited than the world average.
"My 2003 article on XYZ has been cited 364 times and has a field-weighted citation impact of 12.58 which indicates that it received 12 times the number of citations the average article in this field received." (source: Scopus, 6 May 2020)
The Web of Science Core Collection will indicate Top papers.
Hot Papers are papers published in the last two years that are receiving citations quickly after publication. These papers have been cited enough times in the most recent bimonthly period to place them in the top 0.1% when compared to papers in the same field and added to the database in the same period.
Highly Cited Papers are papers that perform in the top 1% based on the number of citations received when compared to other papers published in the same field in the same year.
|"I have 19 highly cited papers of my 292 publications listed in Web of Science. My 19 highly cited papers are in the top 1% of other papers in my field in the same year." (source: ESI, 5 May 2020)|
Publications in top journal percentiles can demonstrate the percentage of outputs that have been published in highly regarded journals.
You can view the percentage of publications in top journal percentiles according to three journal metrics. The SNIP (Source-Normalized Impact per Paper) or SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) are field-normalised journal metrics – these may be most useful.
|"I have published 13 papers between 2014-2019 that are listed in the Scopus database. Of those papers, 87.5% of them are published in the top 10% most cited journals according to the SciMago Journal Ranking." (source: SciVal, 19 May 2020)|
Articles published in top quartile journals can be a method for indicating quality of research. There are several journal rankings lists - each uses different methods for determining the rankings, none are comprehensive and vary according to discipline.
|"My 2017 article published in the Journal of Transport and Health has been cited 8 times. The journal is in the top-quartile for the area of Health Policy and is ranked 58/242 of journals according to the SciMago Journal Rankings." (Source: SciMago, 1 June 2020)|
There are several methods to view journal rankings lists. See the Library's Research Metrics guide to view a comprehensive list of rankings lists. The steps below outline viewing the SciMago Journal Rankings.
Citation databases like Scopus and Web of Science can be used to view qualitative measures of your research - for example, who is citing your research and which country and institutions they are from.
"My publications in Scopus have been cited internationally, including researchers in Europe, China and North America from institutions such as Gent University and the University of California." (Source: Scopus, 1 June 2020)
See the following link to finding who is citing your work in the Web of Science database:
The Library's guide for Patents lists various tools that can be searched to locate a patent.
If considering How might my research outputs inform the development of a patent? then the following are different sources that may be used to search for your works that have been cited in patents.
Look to the My Societal Engagement page for example statements about Altmetrics.
The Lens, seeks to source, merge and link diverse open knowledge sets, including scholarly works and patents, to inform discovery, analysis, decision making, and partnering on a human-centered user experience built on an open web platform.
The list provides the citation detail for the scholarly works, along with information about open access, patents, substance, funding, affiliation and field of study.
A sort by Citing patent (highest) will reveal which scholarly work by the author has been cited by the most patents.