Your publication's metrics are demonstrated by:
Compare your publications to work of a similar age, subject area or journal to decide what your top papers are. For publications in:
You can also analyse how each of your publications are performing relative to the field, in both the SciVal (Scopus indexed publications) and InCites (Web of Science indexed publications) databases.
It is important to note that there may be other reasons (beyond citation metrics) as to why a paper may be significant within the field. For example, your publication may have attracted online attention which can be tracked via Altmetric and Plum Analytics.
Watch Using Web of Science to look for Highly Cited Papers and Hot Papers (YouTube, 2m16s)
Essential Science Indicators (ESI) identifies papers in the Web of Science Core Collection that are producing a lot of impact when compared to peers (papers in the same field, same publication date). If your paper has been identified as a Highly Cited Paper or Hot Paper, you will see an icon next to your paper to designate this status. Note: A paper can be both Highly Cited and Hot.
Highly Cited Papers are papers published in the last 10 years that are receiving the most citations (top 1%) when compared to peer papers (same field, same publication year).
Hot Papers are papers published in the last two years that are receiving the most citations (top 0.1%) in the most recent two-month period when compared to peer papers (same field, same publication date).
Note: Papers identified as Highly Cited or Hot can change over time, as the ESI database updates every 2 months. It is recommended that you check regularly for these papers, and take screenshots, recording the date of capture where relevant.
Example statement: My article xyz is in the top 2% of all articles in its subject category and year with a FWCI of 3.5 (SciVal, July 2022).
This will open an overlay that shows a list of all your documents and the metrics calculated for each document in the list. You can download the table to a CSV file.
Note: You can use the Percentile in Subject Area indicator to sort publications from highest to lowest percentile. Publications in the 99th percentile, are in the top 1% for their subject area. The lowest percentile value is 0, indicating that a paper has received 0 citations.
Example statement: "My article xyz is in the top 2% of publications in its subject area, with a CNCI of 3.5 (InCites, July 2022)."
Example statement: "For the year 2016, I have the 1st and 3rd highest cited papers on the topic of "knee pain" published with an Australian institution in the address (Web of Science topic search = "knee pain", 2016, 1/12/2021)"