Use research (or publication) metrics when applying for a grant or promotion. Measures include citation metrics, journal quality indicators, benchmarking, altmetrics and collaboration.

2. Finding metrics

Find your publications and their citations

Science disciplines:

SciFinder — first time users will need to create a profile to use this database.

Watch how to navigate and use Web of Science and Scopus (YouTube playlist)

Measure the performance and rank of publications

  • InCites — for publications indexed in Web of Science. Create an InCites account to access it from anywhere. If you are not on a UQ campus, and have not yet created an InCites account, you may need to install a UQ Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get access.
  • SciVal — for publications indexed in Scopus. Users must register with a username and password
  • Publish or Perish — for publications indexed in Google Scholar or Microsoft Academic

Find influential researchers in a field

Based on publications in Web of Science:

Your metrics at UQ

Author Statistics shows metrics from Scopus, Web of Science and Altmetric
Example of Author Statistics metrics data.

Search for yourself or fellow researchers in Author Statistics to see:

  • publications (listed in UQ eSpace)
  • research areas
  • collaboration
  • peer reviewing activity (drawn from Publons)


This is an exploratory tool rather than a reporting tool. Contact your librarian for help with your metrics.

Contact your liaison librarian for expert advice.

Learn how to track and measure your own metrics with the Metrics for grant or promotion applications online tutorial.


  Next steps

Use metrics to provide evidence of: