Monitor Development & Impact

Scholarly scientific community has a common purpose to create new knowledge through research.  The success of this joint effort is contingent on sharing findings with peers, assessment, recognition, credibility and reputation – the essentials of scientific endeavor.  The following steps and tools will assist you in monitoring visibility and impact of research in scientific fields and your peers.  It will also allow you to share your own research results, and monitor peer assessment and recognition.

Build and Manage Your Identity as a Researcher

PIVOT’s editorial team gathers faculty names, email addresses and all other publically available information, including degrees, research interests, affiliations, positions, and publications.  Claiming and updating your PIVOT profile will make it more current and will enable better funding opportunity matching.  It will also increase visibility for you and your department and institution, making it easier for potential collaborators and funders to discover.  It is easy to sync PIVOT profile with your ORCID profile.  Once it is done, all future ORCID updates will be synced into the PVIOT profile. 

  • SciENcv, Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae

SciENcv is an application in My NCBI that helps you create online professional profiles.   These profiles can be made public to share with others. In SciENcv you can document education, employment, research activities, publications, honors, research grants, and other professional contributions. My NCBI users can create multiple SciENcv profiles in official biographical sketch formats, for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), which can be used for grant submissions. In addition, SciENcv profiles include, when registered with ORCID, your ORCID iD.

Set up a public profile in Google Scholar, GS.  GS public profile will appear in GS results when someone searches for your name.  Allows citations tracking and to monitor your impact, has a number of citation metric tools for reporting purposes.

Establish a persistent digital identifier with ORCID, which will secure for you a unique ID.  ORCID is integrated into a variety of key research workflows and systems such as manuscript and grant submission.  ORCID identifier insures that all of your work will be associated with your name in a consistent and recognizable way.

Track Citations

Tracking citations is one way to see how  your work is being used and by whom.  The tracking data in a form of citation metrics, alt-metrics, h-index and the like can be used for reporting purposes, for tenure or grant purposes.

Find a list of citations that reference a particular publication in the CINAHL database

Get 'cited references' for each result and 'search within cited articles',

Find Cited References for works,  referenced in PsycINFO database

Get 'citation overview' for an author, h-index and h-graph. SCOPUS allows the same feature for all cited references, including ability to include/exclude citations from books and patents.

Determine the number of times an article was cited in the Web of Science database since its publication.  The 'Citation Report' feature will provide aggregate citation stats for a set of search results, including total numbers of records and citation to them, the h-index count and graph with options to include/exclude self-citations.

Find citing works in PMC using 'Cited By Other Articles' link. 

Set Up Tracking Alerts

Setting up tracking alerts will automate the process of monitoring citation metrics, and it will keep you informed about the developments in a given discipline in real time.

You will be notified when your work is cited by other authors.  If you follow a certain work and want to be notified when this work is being cited, set Document Citation Alert.

Citation alert in Web of Science will send you an e-mail message when someone cites your previously published work, or any other work you would like to monitor

GS alerts will notify you when your papers or a particular paper is cited.  It will also let you know, when new papers are published by your peers, colleagues or competitors.

Track non-citation type of metrics for your published works.