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Field-Weighted Citation Impact
Field-Weighted Citation Impact takes into account the differences in research behavior across disciplines.
Sourced from SciVal, this metric indicates how the number of citations received by a researchers publications compares with the average number of citations received by all other similar publications indexed in the Scopus database.
- A Field-Weighted Citation Impact of 1.00 indicates that the publications have been cited at world average for similar publications.
- A Field-Weighted Citation Impact of greater than 1.00 indicates that the publications have been cited more than would be expected based on the world average for similar publications, for example a score of 1.44 means that the outputs have been cited 44% more times than expected.
- A Field-Weighted Citation Impact of less than 1.00 indicates that the publications have been cited less that would be expected based on the world average for similar publications, for example a score of 0.85 means 15% less cited than world average.
Similar publications are those publications in the Scopus database that have the same publication year, publication type and discipline.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact refers to citations received in the year of publication plus the following 3 years.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact metrics are useful to benchmark regardless of differences in size, disciplinary profile, age and publication type composition, and provide and useful way to evaluate the prestige of a researcher’s citation performance.
The most common tools for calculating Field-Weighted Citation Impact are...
Calculating the Field-Weighted Citation Impact in SciVal
Connect to SciVal (if you haven't already, you will need to set up an account with an email and password).
- Click on the Overview module
- Click on Researchers and Groups
3. If not done so already, add yourself as a researcher by Defining a New Researcher
4. Click the radio button next to your name
5. Select the date range and/or subject area
The Field-Weighted Citation Impact in SciVal is displayed here: