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Unique identifier OMICS_27945
Name iCite
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data An author name, title, MeSH keyword or a list of PMIDs.
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes


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A snapshot of translational research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH): A case study using behavioral and social science research awards and Clinical and Translational Science Awards funded publications

PLoS One
PMCID: 5942790
PMID: 29742129
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196545

[…] We used the NIH iCite tool (https://icite.od.nih.gov/) to download bibliometric data for each of the 29,894 publications. In particular, iCite calculates a Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) metric for all NIH-funded publ […]


Scientific productivity: An exploratory study of metrics and incentives

PLoS One
PMCID: 5882165
PMID: 29614101
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195321

[…] es using sophisticated algorithms to normalize for year of publication and field of study: the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) developed at NIH, computed and made available to the public using the tool iCite (https://icite.od.nih.gov/) []. Because the RCR is normalized for year of publication and field of study, it has been suggested as an alternative to raw citation numbers that would be free from […]


The rise of health biotechnology research in Latin America: A scientometric analysis of health biotechnology production and impact in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba and Mexico

PLoS One
PMCID: 5802490
PMID: 29415003
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191267

[…] ore often than the world average. An ARC value below 1 for a country means that its publications in HBT are not cited as often as the world average [].To calculate the RCR of each country we used the iCite beta version []. We obtained a Pubmed manuscript IDs (PMIDs) list on HBT for the six Latin American countries at the Pubmed database of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) b […]


Using publication data to evaluate a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) career development program: Early outcomes from KL2 scholars

PMCID: 5915801
PMID: 29707257
DOI: 10.1017/cts.2018.1

[…] Bibliometrics downloaded through the free NIH iCite service were also analyzed to see if significant differences existed by gender. Shapiro-Wilk tests revealed that the data were not normally distributed, as a result, analysis by gender was done […]


What is the impact of a research publication?

PMCID: 5502238
PMID: 28385690
DOI: 10.1136/eb-2017-102668

[…] s such as online reports and theses. The problem with citation counts is that they vary considerably by research area, and there have been recent attempts to account for this. One of these is the new iCite tool (icite.od.nih.gov) that normalises the number of citations of a particular paper to the median annual number of citations that NIH-funded papers in the field have received. Finally, alterna […]


Feasibility of common bibliometrics in evaluating translational science

PMCID: 5408837
PMID: 28480055
DOI: 10.1017/cts.2016.8
call_split See protocol

[…] re extensive analyses be desired.During the write-up phase of this project, the team became aware of a new bibliometric service being offered through the NIH Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA) called iCite. Because of the relevance of such a system for NIH-related research in particular, we felt it was important to include this new arrival in this project. We submitted the same database given to E […]


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Office of Portfolio Analysis, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

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