Metrics and indicators

Which indicators are used in Dimensions, and how can these be viewed?
The following indicators are used with publications and other content types in Dimensions: Publication citations The publication citations value is the n...
Wed, 28 Aug, 2019 at 8:16 AM
What is the FCR? How is it calculated?
The Field Citation Ratio (FCR) is a citation-based measure of scientific influence of one or more articles. It is calculated by dividing the number of citat...
Mon, 11 Nov, 2019 at 1:37 PM
What is the RCR? How is the RCR score calculated?
The Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) is a citation-based measure of scientific influence of a publication. It is calculated as the citations of a paper, norma...
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019 at 2:30 PM
How is the Altmetric Attention Score calculated?
The Altmetric Attention Score is a value that indicates the amount of attention received by an article across the internet. Sources that are being tracked ...
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 at 2:03 PM
What is the Dimensions Metrics API?
The Metrics API is an openly available API which returns a limited set of article-level metrics (see below) based on an input set of identifiers. The Metri...
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 at 2:05 PM
Why don’t all publications have citation counts, RCR, FCR or Altmetric attention scores?
Not all publications in Dimensions will have all three metric scores associated with them. The reasons for this vary with each metric -  Citation count - I...
Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Why might there be variations in citations and RCR score with other platforms?
Citation differences will always be seen between any two platforms, as these depend on the content of the databases in question, as well as the comparative ...
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 at 2:02 PM
What is Altmetric?
Altmetric is a part of the Digital Science group. Altmetric allows users to track and measure activity around academic research, pulling patterns and compe...
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Will journal impact factors be added to Dimensions?
Dimensions does not include journal impact factors, but instead uses article-level metrics. The journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a me...
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019 at 2:02 PM
What are 'publication citations'?
'Publication citations' refers to the number of times that a publication has been cited by other publications in the Dimensions database. (Pu...
Tue, 27 Aug, 2019 at 9:23 AM