9 May 2014

Would you like to benchmark your research activity? Try Journal & Highly Cited Data

What is Journal & Highly Cited Data?  Journal & Highly Cited Data is the module name for Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators.  This is part of a larger initiative by Thomson Reuters to provide a single environment for research and bibliometric assessment & evaluation.

How do I get access to Journal & Highly Cited Data?  Thomson Reuters are running a free trial and you have access to Journal & Highly Cited Data from 1st May to 30th September 2014 via Aston University IP range only. 

  1. Go to the Library homepage and choose Library SmartSearch
  2. Choose "Databases" on the grey toolbar
  3. Choose "W" and click on "Web of Science"
  4. You can access Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators from the black toolbar at the top of the screen

Also, Journal & Highly Cited Data will link to Web of Science, so you can move from from search into analytics without having to re-enter search details.

How will this benefit me?  Journal & Highly Cited Data is a single resource to help institutions make the most informed decisions to support programmes and policies. You’ll be able to easily compare individuals, institutions, and publications, plus pinpoint emerging trends and influential researchers, using this new platform.

What are the key changes?  A re-designed and unified platform for assessing and evaluating research performance that includes:
·        Improved data clarity with indicators based on publication year
·        New trend data views and visualisations
·        Easily save and export reports
·        Drill down to access  underlying data that informs Journal Citation Reports metrics
·        Easily analyse and compare journal trends over time
·        New exploratory environment promoting discovery and easier analysis
·        Personalisation options to support your workflow

Aston University Library welcome your feedback as the module will be on a subscription basis from the 1st October 2014.  Please send your comments to library@aston.ac.uk and use the Subject: Journal & Highly Cited Data feedback

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