A Category Normalised Citation Impact (CNCI) is an indicator of impact normalised for field/discipline, time and document type. It shows how your paper or group of papers performs relative to baselines and so puts citations in context.
The CNCI in InCites is similar to the Field Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) in SciVal (UniSA does not subscribe to SciVal).
A CNCI value of one represents performance at par with the world average. Values above one are considered above average, and values below one are below average. A CNCI value of two is considered twice the world average.
Refer to the Research Quick Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to determine your CNCI, and also consider other metrics, such as:
If your ORCiD or ResearcherID is not up to date, you can find your CNCI by using the Researchers tile and searching for your name using the By Attributes, Person Name or ID option or use the WoS Author Record (beta) option in InCites. If you need assistance generating your CNCI, please contact Ask the Library.
When quoting your metrics, remember to include InCites as the source, for example: My CNCI is 1.52 (viewed InCites, 10 June 2020)
When looking at the Normalised Citation Impact (NCI) on your Academic Staff Activity Report (ASAR), or in other internal reporting, the calculation is based on:
"Citations per publication normalised for subject focus, age, and document type. Value of one represents performance on par with world average. Uses the My Organisations Dataset (as defined by Academic Staff and Journal Articles), most recent 6 full calendar years, includes ESCI. Web of Science schema." It is updated quarterly. (Information from Academic Staff Activity Report Definitions documentation, in BI Hub (staff access only)
InCites is a customised, citation-based research analytics tool that enables you to analyse individual and institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide.
To access InCites:
InCites has comprehensive help resources available online.
The video shown below is using the old interface however some of the explanations are still relevant.
When using InCites, keep in mind that:
Similar to CNCI on InCites, Scopus’ Field Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) can be seen on individual publications. Look for Metrics in the left hand frame under Abstract, both the FWCI and percentile data displays. See What is Field-weighted Citation Impact (FWCI)? for more information.