Thomson Reuters expands InCites platform, transforms scientific literature analysis

    The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, shared plans for the future of its InCites™ analytics platform at two recent user forums, in Europe and Australia, respectively. Attendees were the first to hear that InCites will become the main environment for all Thomson Reuters analytic functionality related to scientific literature, and will include the company’s Essential Science Indicators®(ESI) offering in 2013. Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM will remain dedicated to scientific literature discovery and research.

    InCites is the industry’s premiere, citation-based research evaluation tool for analyzing institutional productivity and benchmarking against peer-group organizations. It currently includes analytic modules such as Institutional Profiles, Research Performance Profiles and Global Comparisons. Essential Science Indicators, the organization’s proprietary solution featuring science thresholds and fast-moving trend data, both of which are based on journal article publication counts and citation data, complements the current InCites offerings and will give users a single platform within which to do their analysis work.

    “We know how important it is for our customers to have the data they’re analyzing in one, integrated environment, to manipulate and compare/contrast in ways that are meaningful to them,” said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Thomson Reuters. “Essential Science Indicators is the premiere resource for identifying highly-cited literature and is a natural fit with the existing InCites offerings. Having it embedded in a unified analysis platform solidifies InCites as the industry’s leading bibliometrics solution and will positively transform the way scientific literature analyses are conducted.”

    InCites user forum attendees also learned that Thomson Reuters intends to add a journal analysis module, featuring enhanced Journal Impact Factor data, to InCites later in 2013. Despite plans to incorporate ESI and other functionality in InCites, the company states it will continue to support customers accessing these robust tools in their current environments.

    Clients of InCites receive numerous benefits, including the opportunity to participate in in-person user forums and to hear about the strategic, long-term plans for the business. “The Australian InCites User Forum has been invaluable for me and my office in charting and developing our strategic capabilities,” said Paul Wong, director, Office of Research Excellence, Australian National University. “The event reaffirms that data is an enterprise asset and only organizations with smart people and smart tools can turn this asset into knowledge.”

    Thomson Reuters Research Analytics solutions help organizations better understand their research activities, enabling programs to attract top researchers, secure funding, facilitate collaborations, benchmark against peers and allocate resources. The most relevant data points, indicators and technology are available through the services developed by the Research Analytics product development group, with a scalable, global team of experts able to provide meaningful interpretations and recommendations.

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