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Scholarly Metrics & Impact

Tools for determining the scholarly impact of researchers, journals, and research articles.

Library Metrics

Using the OCLC WorldShare Analytics tool, the library can generate custom benchmark reports of the holdings of UO Libraries in comparison with most other libraries in the world, and can also generate lists of holdings from these other libraries. These comparisons and lists can be very broad-based, or can be very subject-specific, as defined by the LC Classification system.

Canned reports have been produced for 2015, and are available, comparing the UO Libraries to the following groupings; Other reports can be created on request:

  • Orbis Cascade Alliance (our regional consortium, 37 members)
  • Greater Northwest Library Alliance (our national consortium, 35 members)
  • Association of Research Libraries (124 members)
  • Association of American Universities (62 members)
  • Carnegie Research/Very High Universities (108 members)
  • Carnegie Research/High Universities (98 members)
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries (32 members)
  • Non-Research Carnegie Universities with Medical Schools (18 members)

If interested in such data, please contact: Dave Fowler,

Other Metrics Tools

Open Access Metrics Tools

Other Analytics Tools

There are three major library/faculty analytics systems that are available. The Library subscribes to Web of Science, but not the other two.

Fee Based Tools not subscribed to by UO

Elsevier Scopus/Scival

Web of Science vs. Scopus

In terms of comparison, Scopus has started to outstrip WoS in terms of numbers of indexed journals. It had weaker than WoS in the humanities and in some social science areas. Until recently, Scopus had indexed from only 1996 forward, whereas WoS goes back to 1900 (though our paid backfiles only go to 1965). Scopus now indexes back to 1788. Scopus also now cover books, patents and trade publications. One analysis has indicated that InCites is more of a straight benchmarking tool, and more useful to faculty, where SciVal is better at looking at your “market share,” and thus is may be better suited for administrators, evaluators and analytics specialists.

Head-to-Head Comparison

Web of Science
20,396 journals indexed
3,832 of the titles are Gold Open Access
94,066 books are indexed
197,792 conference reports, totaling 10,443,486 records, are indexed

23,500+ journals indexed
4,000+ of the titles are Gold Open Access
194,000+ books are indexed
300+ trade publications are indexed
9,000,000+ conference papers are indexed