Essential Science Indicators

See where science is going and who’s leading the way.

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The Essential Science Indicators database reveals emerging science trends as well as influential individuals, institutions, papers, journals and countries in your field of research.

With science trend statistics drawn from more than 12 million articles from over 12,000 global journals, Essential Science Indicators delivers the in-depth coverage you need to effectively analyze and benchmark research performance, identify significant trends, rank top performers, and evaluate potential employees and collaborators.

Based on a 10-year rolling file, Essential Science Indicators is updated every two months.

Built on the foundation of Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators uses selective, structured and complete data.

Is your institution in the top 1%? How many hot papers are your researchers producing?

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    Track the upper echelon of research across 22 broad categories.
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    Discover emerging science trends as well as influential individuals, institutions, papers, journals and countries in your field of research.
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    Access more than 12 million articles in more than 12,000 journals.
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    Benefit from the unique co-citation analysis tool, Research Fronts.

Highly cited papers

Highly cited papers reflect the top 1% of papers by field and publication year.

Hot papers

Papers cited in the top 0.1% in a current bimonthly period. Papers are selected in each of 22 fields of science and must be published within the last two years.

Highly cited researchers

The world’s most influential researchers, representing the top 1% of articles in each of the Essential Science Indicators categories.

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