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Electronic Databases: InCites Benchmarking & Analytics

Guides to subscriptions databases

What is InCites?

InCites and Analytics Benchmarking is a citation-based evaluation tool

to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark output against

peers and aspirational peers nationally, and internationally.    

The following are benefits of using InCites. 


  • Identify and manage research activities and their impact
  • Benchmark and compare performance to peers
  • Promote internal and external partnerships and collaborations
  • Identify experts both inside and outside the organization
  • Promote areas of strength and specialization

Funding and Policy Organizations

  • Identify emerging subject areas, researchers, and experts
  • Manage funding activity from submission to progress reports through outcomes
  • Demonstrate results and impact of funding policy
  • Identify new trends and key indicators to enable policy development
  • Increase visibility of successes


  • Uncover new or emerging areas in which to publish
  • Monitor trends within a field or geographic region
  • Identify the best authors and reviewers
  • Maintain competitive advantage by monitoring the competition




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