Knowledge Exchange School Expanded Workshop: Using InCites and Web of Science to measure your research impact

Attendees are welcome to join this interactive, hands-on workshop to learn how they can use both InCites and Web of Science to find indicators to describe their research impact. The workshop will introduce productivity, uptake and spread indicators that can be used to demonstrate their research expertise, team expertise and scholarly contributions in grant applications, promotion and tenure applications, award nominations and many more!

Session Resources

Requires Western ID and password

Presenter: Qing Liu, Bibliometrics and Research Impact Analyst, Western Research

Moderator: Mariam Hayward, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Manager, Western Research


Time Description
10–11:00 a.m. Presentation
  • Defining research impact from a scholarly lens
  • How to find research impact indicators in InCites and Web of Science
  • How to interpret available indicators and how they can be used
  • Q&A
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Independent exercise
  • Attendees are encouraged to work on the exercise after the presentation
12–1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1–4:00 p.m. Individual Support Sessions
  • Individual 25 minute sessions are available for additional support (6 individual sessions in total are available). Individuals who wish to attend one session as a group are welcome to sign up with all individual names & emails.
  • Attendees are encouraged to sign up for an individual session before the workshop
  • A zoom link will be sent to attendees who sign up for a session


By the end of this workshop, attendees will learn how to use InCites and Web of Science to find:

  • Number and type of publications included in the InCites and Web of Science coverage for any time range
  • Traditional bibliometrics such as h-index, total number of publications, total number of citations
  • Enhanced indicators such as:
    • Number of research areas covered in their publications
    • Citation performance of their publications including benchmarking against the world average, publications among the top 10% and top 1% most cited publications
    • Spread such as geographical regions where researchers are citing their publications
    • Broader scholarly uptake including the number of research areas where their publications are being taken up


For more information, please contact Mariam Hayward, Director, Knowledge Exchange, Impact & EDI-D in Research