Q: How do I understand a research topic’s development and trend quickly? (adapted from Web of Science)

This materials was adapted from Web of Science. You can use it as an equal example to access http://www.scopus.com.

Question: How do I understand a research topic’s development and trend quickly?

Step 1
Go to Web of Science (http://isiknowledge.com/wos). Enter “hydrogeology” AND “volcanics” under search field Topic. Click Search button.

Step 2
There are many articles. Click “Create Citation Report” button to get the research trend.

Step 3
Look at Published Items in Each Year – this shows you a distribution bar chart showing published items in each year for “hydrogeology” and “volcanics” records over last 20 years.

Step 4
Look at Citations in Each Year – this shows a distribution chart showing citations in each year for “hydrogeology” and “volcanics” records over last 20 years.

Step 5
The total Results, Sum of Times Cited, Average Citations per Item and h-index are found here.

Adapted from Web of Science.

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