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On this page, five examples of how bibliometric and citation analysis can benefit your research related activities.

...use bibliometric analyses to identify potential research collaboration opportunities?
...benchmark the citation performance of my faculty/school/group's outputs?
...incorporate citation data into a bid for grant funding? 
...use citation data to assess the research strengths of my faculty/school/group?
...use citation data to inform future publication strategies?

collaboration

...use bibliometric analyses to identify potential research collaboration opportunities?

Bibliometric analysis can identify existing and potential strategic alliances with external individuals and organisations. We can help by:

  • identifying existing collaborations which result in the greatest improvement in citation performance
  • identifying researchers within the University who have established links with a particular institution or in a particlular region 
  • identifying potentially beneficial new alliances for the University
benchmark

...benchmark the citation performance of my faculty/school/group's outputs?

Citation data is most useful as an indicator of research quality when benchmarked against the citation data of comparator groups. We can help you undertake a citation benchmarking analysis by:

  • identifying the most useful comparator groups to use in your analysis
  • producing customised benchmarking reports tailored to your organisation's requirements
  • providing training to enable you to create and analyse your own benchmarking reports
  • assisting in the creation of benchmarking citation targets
funding

...incorporate citation data into a bid for grant funding?

When writing a research grant application, funders may request a demonstration of past academic impact through the inclusion of  citation data. We can help by:

  • providing publication and citation data in a format ready to include in your grant application
  • highlighting the most effective citation data to emphasise 
  • working with you to construct a supporting narrative to accompany the data
collaboration

...use citation data to assess the research strengths of my faculty/school/group?

Citation data provides valuable insights into the strengths of an organisation's research ouput. We can help by:

  • producing standard citation reports for organisations or pre-defined lists of University researchers
  • analysing citation reports to identify research areas in which your organisation's papers are performing well 
  • identifying trends and emerging areas of science
BMJ

...use citation data to inform future publication strategies?

Citation performance can be a useful indicator of how successful past publication strategies have been in ensuring maximum reach and impact. We can help you develop future publication strategies by:

  • providing a citation report of your past publications
  • identifying your best performing papers
  • identifying where papers were potentially mismatched with a journal
  • helping to analyse your citation data to uncover trends and other valuable insights

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