Looking for a way to visualise your research performance? The new Web of Science (WoSAuthor Impact Beamplots feature has got you covered.  

Beamplots are a new visualisation tool which showcases the citation performance of an author’s publications in a single data exhibit. 

A Beamplot shows the volume and citation impact of an individual’s publication portfolio through time. Each paper’s citation count is normalisedbenchmarked against other similar publications from the same disciplineand measured as a percentile.  

It is also not necessarily biased against individuals who have taken a career break or published less at any given time. 

A Beamplot graph displaying the number of citations on the x-axis and papers by year on the y-axis. There is a key to the right of the graph.

View your author Beamplot via: 

To access Beamplots via the existing WoS database: 

For more information, have a browse of the useful resources below: