Interpreting the Metrics

InCites reports and their metrics give you quantitative data to make sound judgments about:

  • productivity
  • specialization
  • collaboration
  • impact

Use InCites to answer such questions as:

  • Which papers are most influential in a given field of research?
  • Which authors are rising stars in their fields?
  • How many articles has my institution produced in the past five years? How does that output compare to that of peer institutions?
  • Has the research output of my country improved or declined in comparison with that of other countries?
  • Where are the researchers who collaborate with researchers at my institution?
  • Are researchers in my country performing better or worse than researchers in other countries publishing in the same journals?