Indicators

Map View by Top / Hot / Highly Cited Papers

Indicators are accompanied by an interactive Map View that displays the concentration of research by countries.  Top Papers, the sum of Highly Cited Papers and Hot Papers is the default view. Changing the paper view to either Hot Papers or Highly Cited will update the concentrations on the map.  Hovering over a country will display the individual data for that country, and clicking on it will update the metrics in the ranked list below the Map View with only data for that selected country. 


The legend that sits in the lower left corner of the map represents the color gradient from countries with no papers to those countries with the highest concentration of papers. 

Indicators Table

Indicators are generated from the group, filter, and show selections you make in the report.

  • Web of Science Documents is the total number of documents in the current 10-year period.
  • Cites is the total number of citations received by Web of Science documents. This is the value that determines the rank in column 1 in the default view.
  • Cites/Paper is the quotient obtained by dividing Cites by Web of Science documents.
  • Top Papers is the sum of hot papers and highly cited papers. More specifically, it is the number of papers in the top 1% of papers for the past ten years, plus the number of papers in the past two years that received a very high number of citations in the current two-month period. This total discounts duplicates, so that a paper that is both hot and highly cited is counted only once.

Additional indicators can be added by clicking Customize:

  • Cites to Top Papers is the aggregate number of citations received by the top papers.
  • Cites/Top Paper is the quotient obtained by dividing Cites to Top Papers by Top Papers.

The options in Customize change based on your paper type selection. Custom thresholds can also be applied to filter results based on number of papers, citations and citations per paper. More than one custom threshold can be applied in a single instance. 

Total Numbers in a List:

The total number of entities in a ranked list will appear at the top of the data grid, letting you know the size of the list without the need to scroll down to the bottom.

Bar Graph

The bar graph indicates the proportion of top, hot or highly cited papers in each group relative to the group with the largest number of top, hot or highly cited papers.

For example, the following excerpt from a report shows indicators for Research Fields. The ranked list is sorted by Top Papers. Clinical Medicine is at the top, so its bar graph is at 100%. The field with the second highest number of top papers is Chemistry, and that number is 61% of the number of top papers in Clinical Medicine. Physics has the third highest number of top papers--47% of the number of top papers in Clinical Medicine.


Click the bar graph to go to the document list of all top papers in the field. Click on any of the Research Fields to go to the Citation Trends report.