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:

CAS SciFinder-n — 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:

Find patent citations

For locating citing and cited patent information try these citation discovery tools.

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:


This is an exploratory tool rather than a reporting tool. 

Contact the Librarian team for expert advice.

  Next steps

Use metrics to provide evidence of: