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Scholarly Impact Report

Web of Science

Now that the Google Scholar data has been collected and added to the report, it’s time to find the same information in the Web of Science using the author profile page. There are a few ways to locate an author profile. First, you can search for an article, click into the full record, and then select the name of the author of interest. Alternatively, rather than doing a document search, you can search by author. The Web of Science search screen defaults to document, but you can switch by selecting the Researchers tab on the search landing page.

 

 

From there, scroll down until you see a table with all the author’s publications. Remember, this is not an exhaustive list and will only include records included in the Web of Science database.  

Something to keep in mind: Coverage in Google Scholar tends to be more comprehensive than Web of Science, so it may be the case that there won’t be an author profile, or certain articles may not be included in the database. Even in cases where an article can be found in Web of Science, the number of citations will likely differ from Google Scholar. Again, think about what metrics you want to use to tell your story, and then adjust the template accordingly. 

In the Web of Science, the total number of citations for each article is visible in the list of publications on the author profile page. If that is the only information you need, find the article in the list, and record the number of citations in the report.  

If you would also like to include the average citations per year in the metrics report, it is recommended you gather the information using the author’s citation report. From the author profile page in the Web of Science, click the View Citation Report button.

 

From there, scroll down until you see a table with all the author’s publications. Remember, this is not an exhaustive list and will only include records included in the Web of Science database.  

Locate the article you are gathering metrics for. Yearly citation data, including an average number of citations per year, will be shown to the right of the article title. 

 

 

 

Once the number of citations has been identified, the next step is to record them in the chart in the report. In this case, there are a couple of options, since the article has not yet been cited in either Google Scholar or Web of Science. First, you might choose to use N/A for each entry on the chart that lacks the information called for. 

 

 

 

Another alternative is to remove the citation count from the chart entirely. To do so, hover your cursor over the row you want to delete and right-click, selecting Delete Cells… and then Delete Row from about half-way down the menu list. You will be left with a chart that looks like this: