Research Tips 14: Understanding Your Research Metrics 3 - Institution Metrics
Friday, April 30, 2021 Research Tips 14

"Institution metrics" show the overall impact of an institution based on the publications and the number of citations.

Use institution metrics to track an institution's research output and impact, compare and benchmark other institutions, examine an institution's research output and impact by discipline, and evaluate an institution's collaborations.

Using the below databases to analyze the research outputs of an institution.


Searches for institution in the Affiliation field within a record (Learn more).
Web of Science Search Affiliation Screen

Use the Analyze Results (Learn more) and Citation Report (Learn more) options from the results page to analyze the field data from your search as well as view aggregate citation statistics for the current set of records.
Web of Science Search Result Screen


By performing an Affiliation Search, you can view affiliated authors, collaborating affiliations, the total number of published documents, and the number of documents by subject area or source. (Learn more)
Scopus Search Affiliations Screenshot


A research analytics system that uses data from Scopus. SciVal provides more advanced bibliometric measures than those available in Scopus and Web of Science which allows you to benchmark individual researchers, groups of researchers and institutions based on a variety of different metrics.
SciVal Modules Screenshot

SciVal consists of four modules:

  • Overview – Gives an overview of the research performance of institutions, countries and researchers. (Learn more)
  • Benchmarking – Compares institutions, groups or researchers using a variety of indicators. (Learn more)
  • Collaboration – Identify and analyze existing and potential collaboration opportunities. Identify suitable collaboration partners. (Learn more)
  • Trends - Analyze Research Areas to find top performing universities, authors and journals. Spot growing and declining topics in the field. (Learn more)
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