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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.

A note about journal metrics

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.

Please see:

Top Journal Percentile - 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

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1. Go to SciVal

2. Go to Benchmarking

3. Select yourself as researcher

4. Set Metric 1 to Publications in Top Journal Percentiles

5. Set year range to the desired year range


Top Journal Percentile - Web of Science

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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