Global Research Report

The latest Global Research Report: G20 scorecards

Against a current backdrop of tensions in international trade – the Brexit quandary and the tariff duels initiated by US President Donald Trump being just two examples – the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) of the Web of Science Group™ weighs in with a timely subject for its fourth Global Research Report: a collection of […]

Sustainable Development Goals: mapping the research landscape

In September of 2015, the United Nations General Assembly, as part of the UN’s “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” adopted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Consisting of 17 broad objectives, the goals are expressly intended to eliminate poverty, fight inequality, and confront climate change. In the words of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, “This […]

New from the Institute for Scientific Information: Beyond single-point metrics

In the complex matter of assessing research and researchers, simple metrics have their place. For example, when used advisedly in properly limited and matched comparisons, the h-index measurement – which specifies the convergence point of an author’s productivity and citation impact – can identify influential researchers in a precisely defined field. Similarly, the Journal Impact […]