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Kaimahi: Wintec Research kete o te wānanga: Research Impact/Journal Ranking

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Research Impact

The Journal Citation Indicator

The Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) is a new metric created by Clarivate that measures the average Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI) of citable items (articles & reviews) published by a journal over a recent three year period. The average JCI in a category is 1, and a journal with a JCI of 1.5 has 50% more citation impact than the average in the same category.

The h5-index measures the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h that h articles published in the last 5 years have been cited at least h times. The h5-median of a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.


Eigenfactor is a measure of the journal's total importance to the scientific community. It uses the Eigenfactor Score and Article Influence Score, both based on 5-year citation data and the whole citation network to account for citation differences across disciplines. An Article Influence Score greater than 1.00 indicates that the articles in a journal have an above-average influence in the journal's subject category. Eigenfactor metrics are freely available and are also included in the Journal Citation Reports database.

Google Scholar Metrics

 Google Scholar Metrics  provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.

Google Scholar

To access the Top Publications list on Google Scholar, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Google Scholar website (
  2. Click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) on the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on "Metrics" in the dropdown menu.
  4. Scroll down to find the "Top Publications" section.
  5. By default, the top 100 publications are displayed. You can click on "Categories" to find the top 20 publications for a specific subject category. Each subject category may also have subcategories that can be further explored.

From here, you can explore the top publications in different subject areas, view their metrics and citation counts, and access their articles as needed.

Google Scholar top publications

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Publishing and Journal Rankings

Note. From "Publishing and journal rankings" [video], by UTS Library, 2017, April 20. YouTube. ( Copyright 2017 by UTS Library.

Journal Ranking

You can create a profile on Google Scholar My Profile to keep track of how many times your research has been cited. The h-index and i10-index on your profile are updated automatically by Google Scholar. By making your research profile public, other researchers can easily find your publications.

For more information on how to create a Google Scholar profile, please refer to our Researcher ID and Profile guide.


SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a free online portal that provides journal and country rankings based on the data from the Scopus database.

SJR Journal Ranking

  • To obtain a list of journals with metrics, including quartiles for your record, follow these steps:

    1. Select "All subject areas" from the subject dropdown menu.
    2. Select a category from "All subject categories."
    3. Click on the "Download data" button to obtain the journal list with metrics.

SJR Journal ranking list

  • To view the downloaded Excel file, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open a new Excel sheet.
    2. Click on the "Data" tab on the top toolbar.
    3. Select "From Text/CSV" from the "Get & Transform Data" section.
    4. Browse to the location where the downloaded Excel file is saved (e.g. Downloads folder on a Windows PC).
    5. Select the Excel file and click "Import."
    6. In the "Import Data" dialog box, select "Load" to load the data into the new Excel sheet.

    Once loaded, you can manipulate and analyze the data in the Excel sheet as needed.

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