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Research Impact for STEMM - a self-help guide

This guide will assist researchers in the STEMM disciplines to find bibliometrics to demonstrate the impact of their research outputs.

Top Journal Percentile

NOTE: It is always important to read the requirements of the funding agency or other applications to determine if Journal Metrics will be applicable or allowed.

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Example Statement

I have published regularly in top quality journals, with eight publications in Q1 journals and three in Q2 journals. For my total publications 65% are in Q1 journals.

Top Journal Percentile - SciVal


1. Go to SciVal

2. Go to Compare and then All Metrics

3. From the left side panel select Researchers and Groups

4. Select your name from the list*

5. Select the following

Y-axis = Publications in Top Journal Percentiles -make any additional selections as required

2. X-axis = Publication Year

To change the chart to a table, toggle the Table or Chart buttons


*If you have yet to Define a new researcher follow these steps

1. Go to  Explore

2. Select the Entity List Button

3. Select the Researchers and Groups option

4. From the bottom of this panel select +Create/Import

5. Select Define a new Researcher

6. Enter Last Name / First Name and then Search

7. From the results, select the required Researcher and then click Directly go to Save Researcher

Top Journal Percentile - Web of Science




1. Go to Web of Science

2. Search for your name variants (e.g. Smith R A OR Smith Roger A)

3. Click on the journal title in the result.  The impact factor and quartile information will appear.  Unfortunately, this data is not downloaded with Web of Science records.

4. Repeat for each journal and calculate the percentage and number in Q1/Q2 journals manually


Note : InCites will display these figures for you in the researcher profile, however you have to export the results to Incites first.  This is best done by adding the records to a Marked List and then exporting them.  Incites will only show records form the Core Collection.  This option is found under “Export ..” at the top of Web of Science result sets.  It is usually easier to calculate this figure manually

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