Modifying Results

The default group is Research Fields. The default filter is no filter. (Selecting a filter without specifying a filter value means that no filter is applied.) The default papers selection is Top Papers.

Selecting different results lists, filter values, and include results for criteria changes the indicators displayed in the table. For example, if the following criteria are selected:

Results List: Institutions

Filter Results By: Research Fields

Filter Value(s): Mathematics, Physics

Include Results For: Highly Cited Papers

The indicators table will reveal:

Results List

The Results List selection determines the entities in column 2. If no filter is applied, then all entities from 10 years of Web of Science are listed. The indicator values given in each row are the values for the corresponding entity. Ranking is competitive rather than ordinal. 

For example, if Authors is the group and no filters are applied, the following row reveals that an author named Reich, RB has 140 Web of Science documents, and this author is ranked 7 by total citations:



Web of Science Documents



Top Papers


Reich, RB




Filters and Filter Values

By applying a filter, you can reduce the number of entities and/or recalculate the indicator values to generate very targeted or more precise indicator reports.

For example, the following criteria limit a report grouped by author to papers in Engineering.

Results List: Authors

Filter Results By: Research Fields

Filter Value(s): Engineering

Include Results For: Top Papers

The author Chen, Y has 1,103 papers in Engineering and is ranked 13:

Research Field

Web of Science Documents



Top Papers






Applying a Filter

To apply a filter, you need to:

  1. Select the filter from the Filter Results By drop-down list
  2. Select one or more filter values.

The method of entering filter values depends on the type of filter you select. For Research Fields, click inside the Filter Value(s) box, and then select one or more research fields from the list.

For the other types of filter, begin typing inside the filter value(s) box. Then select the value from the pop-up list. For example, to enter an author name as a filter value, begin typing the first few letters of the author's last name. Then select the desired name from the list. Searching for specific values can be accomplished by using quotation marks, and will help reduce the number of results returned. This is helpful when searching for journals and authors.

Presently, only one filter of any type can be applied at one time. 

Selections can be saved at any time by clicking Save Criteria and then assigning a name in the pop-up that appears. Once you've clicked Save the filter criteria can be accessed in My Custom Reports.


Additional indicators can be added by clicking Customize:

The options in Customize change based on your paper type selection. Custom thresholds can also be applied to 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.