About the Indicators Handbook

This Indicators Handbook is intended to provide an overview of the data sources for the Benchmarking & Analytics services of InCitesTM. It explains where the data comes from and how the data is cleaned, categorized, indexed and processed to provide meaningful indicators of research performance. It also provides detailed explanations on each of the indicators, how they are calculated, their value and examples of appropriate use.

This Handbook should provide a useful background to help users understand the value and limitations of InCites. However, it does not provide instruction on how to use the InCites interface.

Download a PDF version of the Indicators Handbook here (application/pdf, 2.3 MB, info).