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.
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.
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