Citation Trends

Citation Trends Reports helps you track research performance over time. Reports are available for research fields, authors, institutions, regions, journals, research fronts, publication years, and title level data. Both normalized and raw data for the trends calculations are presented with the graph, providing you with more information in addition to data transparency.  

The below example provides the citation trends  for all the data rows  in Mathematics related to the University of North Carolina. Each node on the graph represents the relative percent share of that data point compared to the initial five year time period for the graph (2003-2007). For example, the blue line node, which corresponds to total papers, for the time period 2007-2011 indicates that the total number of papers for The University of North Carolina in the field of Mathematics from 2007-2011 represents ~120% the number of papers in that same category from 2003-2007. 

Beneath each graph are data tables for both the normalized and raw data, where normalized data refers to the trend from baseline. Normalized data is color coded and each indicator will correspond to the colored lines on the graph. Citations are aggregated over a five-year period to insure a more stable trend that provides a better indication of an institution's performance and allows for more appropriate comparison to another institution's performance. 

Reports can be saved for future access when you've logged in with a username and password by clicking Save Criteria and assigning a name for your report in the pop up that appears.