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Use to search the Science Citation Index, conduct a citation search (that goes backwards or forwards in time), analyze citations (by institution), or discover an author's h-index value. Tutorials are available for learning the basics and conducting a cited reference search.
Multidisciplinary coverage for approximately 22,000 journals. This citation tracking tool comes from Elsevier but since it was "new" in 1996, the Scopus citation counts are not accurate for articles published before 1996.
SciVal is an Elsevier product used to analyze the overall research performance of an institution, and compare research performance between institutions, countries, and groups. Users can identify and analyze existing and potential collaboration opportunities based on publication output and citation impact. The information provided by SciVal is drawn from the Scopus dataset. Note: You need to create your own username and password to access this tool. You can register for an account on the Scopus, ScienceDirect, or SciVal site.
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ISI Impact Factors
Impact Factors are caculated annually, the most recent values are for 2013:
Search for a specific journal or View a group of journals. For any given year, you can retrieve the number of articles published in a specific journal or view the Impact Factor (how many times a specific journal was cited in other articles). Go to JCR Tutorial