Welcome to the Next Generation Essential Science Indicators

Essential Science Indicators

What's New in Essential Science Indicators?

Essential Science Indicators is a unique compilation of performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles.

Getting Started

As a user migrating to the new Essential Science Indicators, we'd like to show you how you can accomplish the same goals, take advantage of new features, minimize overall effort and maximize your experience using this next generation platform.

Training Videos

Essential Science Indicators training videos help explain the data, features and workflows of the system.

Videos and registration for live training can be found at the following link:


Training videos can also be found in the navigation to the left of this page.

How do I....?

In order to expedite your transition from the previous platform to the Next Generation Essential Science Indicators, we have collected a number of common uses for the system and created walkthroughs to help you seamlessly perform the same tasks on the new ESI. 

Before you proceed, be sure to register and sign in so you can utilize all the features that we'll cover. 

  1. Where does my institution rank in each field?
  2. What highly cited and hot papers does my institution have in a field?
  3. What are the top institutions in a field and where do I rank amongst them?
  4. If I’m not in the top 1%, how close am I?
  5. Export and Save my work?