You can use the h-index, citations and field-wighted citation impact to show your strength as a researcher. For information on how to find the h-index and number of citations see the Research Metrics, Impact and Engagement Library Guide.
"My field-weighted citation impact from 2018 to 2021 is 1.79, which put me 79 % over the world average in the field of Biology" (source: SciVal 16 November 2022).
Field Weighted Citations Impact (FWCI) is a metric that is available through SciVal.
FWCI compares the total citations received by a researcher's publications to the average number of citations received by similar publications from the same research field. You can limit the FWCI to a specific date range or subject area. SciVal FWCI data is sourced from Scopus.
The average FWCI is 1.0. If your FWCI is higher than 1 your FWCI is higher than the average, while if it is less it means that you are cited less than the average.
How to Find Field Weighted Citation Impact in SciVal
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It is worth playing around with subject areas and date range.
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"My field-weighted citation impact in the period 2016 - 2121 is 2.21, which places me in the top 40 researchers in Australia for Zoology Field of Research" (source: SciVal, 16 November 2021).
In SciVal you can find an author's rank if the researcher is in the top 500. SciVal are able to sort on h-index, citations or field-weighted citation impact.
You can select to search on:
How to find the ranking of the top 500 Researchers in SciVal
Scopus has indexed 6 of the papers I have published. In Scopus I have an h-index of 4 (Scopus 17/11/21). I also have an additional paper indexed in Google Scholar, which is not included in Scopus. This article has 5 citations and my Google Scholar h-index is 5 (Google Scholar 17/11/21).
My PHD was supervisor Professor xxx with an h-index = 23 (source: Scopus, 6th December 2021), who is a world expert in ...
h-index = the number of publications with a citation number greater than or equal to h.
The h-index looks at your productivity e.g, number of publications published, with how often they are cited.
If you have 7 publications, but only 5 of them are cited 5 times or more, you will have a h-index of 5
For more information see:
Google Scholar - Where to find your H-index
The easiest way to find your H-Index according to Google Scholar is to create an author profile and include all of your publications. Then:
Citations tracked by Google Scholar are not controlled for quality. Metrics from Google Scholar may appear higher and may include errors. It can provide better indexing of journal articles and citations in disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences however.
Scopus - Where to find your h-index
Google Scholar will give you h-index and i10-index all years, as well as for the last 5 years.
"In the period 2016-2021 my h5-index is 4. This shows that of the 5 publications I published in this period I at least 4 articles have a 4 or more citations" (source: SciVal, 6th December 2021).
h5-index - SciVal
h5-index uses a 5-year publication and citation window on the standard h-index calculation and as such can be used to fairly track the metric over time in the Benchmarking module. The h5-index for an entity in 2016 takes the publications published by that entity from 2016 - 2020 and the citations received by those publications in the same time window to form a data set. It then uses the h-index calculation on the data set to compute the h5-index.
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h5-index - Google Scholar
Google Scholar also has an h5-index option. The number is almost always higher than the h5-index in SciVal.
For more information:
Zehnder, G., Gurr, G. M., Kühne, S., Wade, M. R., Wratten, S. D., & Wyss, E. (2007). Arthropod pest management in organic crops doi:10.1146/annurev.ento.52.110405.091337
This 2007 article has been cited 398 times and has a field-weighted citation impact of 8.94 which indicates that this article has received almost 8 times the average citation rate globally compared with similar publications in the same field of research. It was published in the top 1% ranked journal by SJR for the year of publication.
Data from spreadsheet downloaded from SciVal.
Find metrics related to your publications in SciVal. The metrics in SciVal are based on your Scopus author profile.
In SciVal it is possible to download a spreadsheet with all the publications indexed by Scopus and the associated metrics.
A video instruction of this is available in: SciVal - Benchmarking for grants applications
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