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Citation and Journal Metrics: InCites

What is InCites?

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InCites is a customised, citation-based research evaluation tool that enables you to analyse institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide.

InCites is produced by Thomson Reuters and uses bibliographic record and citation data generated from Web of Science, and Journal Citation Reports. The amount of data that is included in InCites is dependent upon our subscription to Web of Science, which for UniSA covers publications from 1975 onwards. Baseline data is only available from 1981 onwards.












How can InCites help you?

The InCites  database can be used to answer questions like:

  • what are my best performing papers?
  • how does my school compare to schools in the same discipline at other institutions?
  • how does my institution compare to other institutions nationally and globally?

There are many other reports that can be run, contact Ask the Library to discuss your requirements.


When using InCites, keep in mind that:

  • InCites always presents a snapshot of data at a particular point in time. You can view when a dataset was last updated by looking in the My Datasets link.
  • If you need to find current citation counts, total times cited, or generate a H-index, then use /update your ResearcherID profile, which will instantly update with these metrics. Refer to the Finding your top cited publications and h-index using ResearcherID research quick guide.
  • You cannot mix and match metrics from different suppliers, ie do not use citation counts from Scopus, and then try and use benchmarking data from InCites as they are two entirely separate products.