Impact Relative to World

Impact Relative to World

Citation impact of the set of publications as a ratio of world average.

This indicator can be applied at the institutional, national and international level. It shows the impact of the research in relation to the impact of the global research and is an indicator of relative research performance. The world average is always equal to one. If the numerical value of the Impact Relative to World exceeds one, then the assessed entity is performing above the world average. If it is less than one, then it is performing below the world average.

Note that although this indicator does normalize for year, it does not take into account the differences in the subject mix that an institution or a country is publishing in; therefore, it is recommend to use it in conjunction with bibliometric indicators that do take into account the differences in the average citation rates of the set of documents under evaluation.