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Research Impact for Fine Arts and Music

What is benchmarking?

Compare your research performance against others in your field, as well as institutions, by using particular research performance tools.

Example Statements:

  • My work has regularly received a higher citation rate than the average for the field of Music Education.
  • My publications and citations per paper are comparable with five other researchers in the field that began their careers at around the same time with whom I am collaborating.

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Benchmarking with SciVal

SciVal has a Benchmarking tool that allows you to compare and benchmark scholarly outputs between a combination of:

  • researchers
  • groups of researchers
  • your institution
  • other institutions
  • subject areas


  1. Go to SciVal.
  2. Choose Benchmarking.
  3. Add Researchers, Institutions and/or Subject areas to benchmark.
  4. Set Metric 1 to your desired field.
  5. Metric 2 and Metric 3 are optional - use these if you want to cross-benchmark against other values.


Benchmarking with InCites

InCites has a Benchmarking tool that allows you to compare and benchmark scholarly outputs between:

  • people
  • organizations
  • regions
  • research areas
  • journals, books and conference proceedings
  • funding agencies

To benchmark authors:

1. Go to InCites.

2. Select the People module (you can hide the visualization to help focus on the results data at the bottom of the screen).

3. Search for, select and pin researchers to benchmark.


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