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Citation Research and Impact Metrics: iCite for authors

Index

Introduction to:
Article Assessments
Author Assessments
Country Assessments
Journal Rankings

Metrics:
Altmetric Score

Citation Benchmarking
Citation Counts for: 
---Articles
---Authors
---Countries
Citation Distribution, see Citation Benchmarking
CiteScore 
Collaboration

Eigenfactor Score, see Other Journal Rankings
ERIH Plus, see Other Journal Rankings

Field-weighted citation impact (FWCI), see Citation Benchmarking
FWCI, see Citation Benchmarking

Google Scholar (Journal) Metrics, see Other Journal Rankings

Harzing, see Other Journal Rankings
Hirsch-index
h-index

iCite for:
---Articles, see Citation Benchmarking
---Authors

JIF
Journal Impact Factor

NIH ranking, see iCite

Publish or Perish software, see Citation Counts for Authors: Other Sources

RCR, see iCite
Relative Citation Ratio, see iCite

Scimago Country Rank (SCR)
Scimago Journal Rank, see CiteScore 
SJR, see CiteScore
SNIP, see CiteScore​
​Source Normalized Impact per Paper, see CiteScore

Usage Counts

Introduction

iCite provides bibliometric information for journal articles that have been included in the PubMed database.   Citation data are drawn from: PubMed Central, European PubMed Central, CrossRef, and Web of Science. At present, only PubMed citations are included, so citations appearing from journals outside PubMed are not counted.  

For an analysis by author, the following data will be produced: 

  • Total number of articles within PubMed (Total Pubs)
  • Mean number of articles published per year (Pubs/Year)
  • Number of citations for the articles (Cites/Year): maximum, mean, standard error of the mean, and median
  • Relative Citation Ratio (RCR): maximum, mean, standard error of the mean, and median
  • Weighted RCR: the sum of the RCRs for the articles within the analysis group

    The Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) is a NIH metric representing a citation-based measure of scientific influence. It is calculated as the cites/year of each paper, normalized to the citations per year received by NIH-funded papers in the same field and year. A paper with an RCR of 1.0 has received the same number of cites/year as the median NIH-funded paper in its field, while a paper with an RCR of 2.0 has received twice as many cites/year as the median NIH-funded paper in its field. 

Instructions

  • Go to iCite
  • In the PubMed search box, enter the author's name formatted as Lastname Initials"
    Example:  Rittman BE




     
  • Click on the blue "Process" button at the bottom of the screen
     
  • On the results page, under "Customization", use the date option, exclude non-articles, and/or deselect items you do not want to include in the calculation.  As you change the parameters, the results automatically update. 


     
  • To see a definition of each category, mouse over the category header. 

 

For details about the information on the results page (and more), click on the Help link in the upper right corner of the screen. 

  • Go to the ASU version of PubMed
  • Click on the "Advanced" link just below the search box. 
  • For each author do a separate search as follows:
    • In the Search Builder section, change the "All Fields" in the first line to "Author" and enter the author's name (lastname initials) in the box to the right
    • In the second line, change "All Fields" to "Affiliation" and enter  arizona state university in the box to the right. 

      Example: 



       
    • Click on the brown "Search" button underneath the Builder.
    • This will take you to the Results List, go to the top of the screen and underneath the search box, click on "Advanced" - this returns you to the search builder where you can search for the second author in your list.
    • Repeat this until you have finished searching all your authors.
    • After you have searched the last author, click on the "Advanced" link located directly under the search box (at the top of the results screen)
    • Scroll the screen down until you see the "Search History" section; note that each search you did has a set number (ex., #1, #2, etc.)  
    • Directly under the advanced search, click on the "Edit" button



       
    • In the advanced search box, enter in the sets you want to combine using this format: 
    • #1 OR #2 OR #3 or #4 OR #5
    • Click on the Search button
    • This will show a results list that includes all the publications of the authors (duplicates are removed) (Note, if the results set is over 1,000 items, in the left-hand column, use the publication dates "custom range" option to reduce the set.)
    • On top of the Results list, look to the right of center and click on the "Send to" link.


       
    • Choose "Destination: File", and change "Format: Summary" to "Format: PMID List" and click "Create File"
    • This will download a file called "pubmed_result.txt" to whichever folder is the default save location for your browser.  Open up the file and COPY the PMID List. 
    • Then go to iCite and PASTE the list into the box that says "Input a list of PMIDs"
    • Click on the blue "Process" button at the bottom of the screen. 
    • On the results page, under "Customization", use the date option, exclude non-articles, and/or deselect items you do not want to include in the calculation.  As you change the parameters, the results automatically update.  (See illustration in the single author example in the above box.)

For details about the information on the results page (and more), click on the Help link in the upper right corner of the screen. 

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