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Research Analytics Service

The Research Analytics Service supports researchers and Departments/Schools in accessing and interpreting publications, citations and collaboration data.

We can advise on using publications, citations and collaborations data to:

We can also provide tailor made reports to support University activities.

We adhere to and advocate the University of Bath’s Principles of research assessment and management.

Contact: Katie Evans, Research Analytics Librarian, K.T.Evans@bath.ac.uk +44 (0)1225 38 4488

Quick Guides

Good practices for attracting citations

Common sense advice on writing and disseminating research publications that can help your work attract citations.

Which journal?

Develop your publishing strategy by drawing up a shortlist of aspirational journals. This guide is full of ideas for finding and evaluating relevant journals.

Journal rankings and journal metrics

When choosing where to submit your research paper, you may want to use journal metrics and rankings to compare journals’ citation impact and quality. This guide gives a quick overview of commonly used rankings and metrics, and advice on how to assess journals which are not covered by rankings or metrics.

SciVal: Present your research strengths (University of Bath members only)

How to use the SciVal research analytics database to benchmark and evidence the strengths of your research publishing track record.

Tools for Identifying Potential Collaborators (University of Bath members only)

How to find researchers who share your research interests by using SciVal, a publications based research analytics tool, and Piirus, and academic social networking site.


SciVal – publications, citations and collaboration analysis

Web of Science – citation data and journal impact factors

Scopus – citation data and journal metrics

Google Scholar – citation data and author profiles

Journal Citation Reports – journal impact factors

SCImago - SJR journal metric

CWTS Journal Indicators – SNIP journal metric

Altmetric – download the free Bookmarklet tool to explore online attention to scholarly publications

ORCID - persistent digital identifiers for researchers. Find out how to link your ORCID to Pure.