InCites B&A: Explore People



The Explore by People report builder in InCites
allows you to analyze InCites data at the individual level. InCites data is derived from Web of Science Core Collection journal, book and conference proceedings indexes. In Web of Science Core Collection, all listed
authors are included for a publication, and the standard indexing format for author
names was last name and initials. For papers from 2008 to present the name as
published is captured. Depending on how the name appeared in the
journal, published name may be last name and first
name, or last name and initials. From 2008 onward authors are also connected
to their listed research addresses. The Explore by People report builder allows you
to locate and evaluate researchers by output
and performance. The default view after selecting the People tile
shows you the geographic distribution of all authors in the InCites dataset. The table below the visualization displays
authors ranked by Times Cited. Author names in InCites are disambiguated
based on name and institutional affiliation. For example, filtering by George M. Sheldrick
returns two separate lines. I can see papers that have been associated with
the author George M. Sheldrick affiliated with
University of Göttingen (papers published from 2008 to present) and
papers that are grouped together based on the same author name with no listed
institutional affiliation, which may be older papers, or papers where no
institutional affiliation was listed. Removing the name and updating my results
brings me back to the full list of author names in InCites. When filtering by people, you can add
abbreviated or full author names to your search or enter a unique ResearcherID. Full author names are available for most records
from 2008 onward. I’ll start by searching for Dr. Kurt Pennell at Tufts
University. As I type in the name, the auto-suggest feature
will display potential matches. Remember to include a comma when entering
author name. I can include matches for a researcher’s full
name as well as variations in the abbreviated
form. In this case, I want to include both variations of
last name and first two initials. After updating my results, the table will display
unique combinations of author names and institutional affiliations in my results. I selected three versions of his name, but there
are ten lines in my report. I’m seeing different versions of Dr. Pennell's name with his current affiliation, without any affiliation, and with previous institutional affiliations. To view performance metrics for a deduplicated
group of papers in the list, select Baseline for All Items from the Pin
Benchmarks menu. The Baseline for All Items line shows me the
total number of unique papers from all lines in the report, total times cited for
that set of papers, as well as other metrics for the set including
citation impact. If you want to add more indicators, click on the
Configure Indicators icon. Rather than filtering by author name, you may
want to use the Unique ID filter to enter a ResearcherID unique identifier. By searching for Dr. Pennell on
researcherid.com, I found his public profile with his ResearcherID
number. Back in InCites, I’ll enter the ID and select its
match from the auto-suggest dropdown. Click Update to view your results based on
ResearcherID. Dr. Pennell’s work is still grouped according to
author name and linked research address. The names displayed are the versions of his
name found on the publications, not the version of his name on his public ResearcherID profile. In this case, fewer papers are present in the
ResearcherID results than in the search by
author name variations. Keep in mind that the documents retrieved when filtering by ResearcherID are only those that a researcher has added to his/her public ResearcherID profile.

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