ICTS Publications

Impact

There are a variety of methods used by the ICTS Tracking & Evaluation team to assess the impact of ICTS publications on scientific and scholarly work. One way to assess the impact of an ICTS member’s research is to chart the number of times a publication is cited by subsequent publications in the peer-reviewed literature [Garfield, PMID 14385826].

Citations

There were approximately 4,450 unique peer-reviewed publications authored in 2017 by ICTS members (Inactive members as of 2015 were not included in the report) indexed in Elsevier Scopus (publication types: 3,680 articles, 182 conference papers, 544 reviews and 44 short surveys).

There were 20,412 citations for the 2017 publications noted in Elsevier SciVal as of September 2018 with an average of 4.6 citations per publication. 3,330 of the publications have been cited at least once since September 2018.

Overall Performance of ICTS Publications: 2017


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The Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) of the 2017 ICTS publications is 2.24. The FWCI is defined as the ratio of the total citations actually received by the denominator's output, and the total citations that would be expected based on the average of the subject field. A FWCI of:

  • Exactly 1 means that the output performs just as expected for the global average.
  • More than 1 means that the output is more cited than expected according to the global average; for example, 1.48 means 48% more cited than expected.
  • Less than 1 means that the output is cited less than expected according to the global average.

Source: Snowball Metrics 

Field-Weighted Citation Impact for ICTS Publications: 2017


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The publication with the highest citation count garnered 157 citations, with 511 publications having more than 10 citations each. 1,478 (33.2%) of the publications were in the top 10% of the most cited publications worldwide; 6.0% of the publications were in the top 1%, per SciVal.

2,038 (46.5%) of the publications were published in journals representing the top 10% of journals ranked by the Scopus CiteScore. The Scopus CiteScore is the number of citations received by a journal in one year to documents published in the three previous years, divided by the number of documents indexed in Scopus published in those same three years. Please refer to the Scopus CiteScore guidance for more information.

Publications in Top 10% Journals Ranked by CiteScore for ICTS Publications: 2017


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Percentile and Average Citation Rates from Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators

The top 50 cited publications in Elsevier Scopus were also compared to Clarivate Analytics Web of Science and Essential Science Indicators (ESI) for further citation analysis.

According to ESI, as of September 2018, the average citation rate for a paper published in 2017 for all fields/disciplines is 1.68. A publication published in 2017 that garners 16 citations as of September 2018 falls in the top 1% of cited publications for all fields/disciplines. 49 of the top 50 cited publications authored by ICTS members in 2017 were in the top 1% of cited publications for all fields/disciplines with at least 34 citations. The highest citation count from Web of Science for a publication was 145. Seven of the top 50 publications were in the top 0.01% of cited publications for all fields/disciplines with 109 or more citations each.

Hot Papers

"Hot Papers” as defined by Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators are publications that are recognized by frequent citations within two years of publication. Hot papers are an indicator of exceptional research importance and are often key papers in their fields. Since the publications are evaluated in relationship to others in their specific field and is a measure of significance at a particular moment in time, the ICTS Tracking & Evaluation team repeats this analysis annually to track citation patterns over time.

Research Front Papers (formerly known as Core Papers)

Research Front papers represent emerging areas in the research landscape. They are determined by Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators, which takes the set of highly cited papers and performs a cluster analysis of co-citations (being cited in conjunction with other highly cited papers).

Highly Cited Papers

“Highly Cited Papers” as defined by Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators are papers that continue to demonstrate high citation rates for up to ten years after publication. These are papers that report discoveries and gradually increase in citation frequency as the methods diffuse throughout the community and prove their utility.

See below for a report on the Hot, Research Front Papers (formerly known as Core Papers) and Highly Cited papers for the top fifty cited papers for the 2017 ICTS Publications. Also included are Plum Analytics from Elsevier Scopus. Refer to the Metric Definitions document for more information.

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