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Institutional Metrics

Institutional metrics examine an institution’s research outputs, collaborations with others, and also measure the academic impact based on the publications and the number of times they have been cited.

There are two citation-based research evaluation tools. One is InCites which is using Web of Science citation information; another is SciVal, based on Scopus data.

We can use InCites and SciVal to track an institution's research output and impact, benchmark an institution against others, examine an institution's research output and impact by discipline, and evaluate an institution's collaborations. When we find where we are, then we will find the ways to increase the overall impact.

SciVal:offers quick access to the research performance of 8,500 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide, the data is set back to 2012.

InCites:analyses institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide, it will help you understand your true place in the global research landscape. The data is set back to 1980.





Data Source

Overview and collaboration back to 2012
Benchmark back to 1996

Web of Science, back to 1980



To access SciVal, you need to register an account.

To access InCites, you need to register an account.

If you already have Web of Science or EndNote Online account, then you can use it.

Helps & Tutorials

SciVal Metrics Guidebook

Video: Overview module
Video: Benchmarking module
More information about SciVal

InCites indicators handbook

InCites tutorials on Benchmarking & Analytics

More information about InCites



Scholarly output

Web of Science documents

Total publications

Outputs in Top Percentiles (top 1%, 10%, 25%)

% Documents in Top 1%, 10%:

Percentage of publications in the top 1% or 10%

Publications in Top Journal Percentiles (top 1%, 10%, 25%)

% Documents in Q1,2,3,4 Journals



Highly Cited Papers

Papers (articles and reviews) that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year

Citation Impact

Citation Count

Times Cited


Citations per Publication

Citation Impact

Average (mean) number of citations per paper



A scholar or journal with an index of h has published h papers each of which has been cited in other papers at least h times

Field-Weighted Citation Impact

Category Normalized Citation Impact


Citation impact normalized for the subject, year and document type


ESI Most Cited

Organizations that are the most cited and therefore included in ESI


Collaboration (geographical)

International Collaborations


Collaboration Impact (geographical)

% International Collaborations