Library news: InCites & Essential Science Indicators now available

Feb 10, 2016 · Lorrie Pellack

InCites is a researcher productivity tool and allows for individual, collective, and institutional data and generates reports for various purposes:

  • Compare individual publication metrics to others in similar fields at different institutions.
  • Analyze researcher productivity and collaboration activity.

InCites is a tool with an international scope and contains data from Iowa State University and beyond. It offers more options for creating custom datasets and reports, this includes exporting citations from the Web of Science Core Collection into Incites for analysis. InCites has pre-generated reports available as well as reports which can be created by the user, based on the data in the database.?

To log into InCites, go to Web of Science ? create or login to the Web of Science account (using the Sign In link in the upper right corner of the page header).?Once logged in, click on InCites in the page header. When the InCites page loads, do not click on ?subscriber login? ? you?should already be logged in unless a page displays that asks for an email address and password. Scroll down and click on the link for the preferred ?feature? of InCites: benchmarking or custom data, as examples.

Currently, visitors aren?t able go directly into InCites using a bookmark or direct link; access through Web of Science and sign in first, otherwise a login error displays on the InCites page.

Essential Science Indicators is a separate, but similar data file for science disciplines.?ESI users can determine the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in their field of study ? as well as emerging research areas that could impact their work.?Note:?This is a compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data that is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases.?

Quick training videos are available for InCites and Essential Science Indicators.