Global Research Reports and Insights papers

Our Global Research Reports and Insights papers draw on our unique industry insights to offer analysis, ideas and commentary to enlighten and stimulate debate.

Making it count: Research credit management in a collaborative world

In the world of research, receipt of credit influences motivation and reputation. The way we count documents, and their citation links, is critical to promotion, funding and strategic decision making at the individual, institutional, and national levels.

January 2022

The Annual G20 Scorecard - Research Performance 2021

Special analysis in this year’s report focuses on the relationship between G20 nations’ research responses to COVID-19 and the research subject diversity of their portfolios. It finds that regions with more even research bases tend to support a response across a wider range of COVID-19 topics, while those with less even research bases tend toward a more specialized response.

Latin America : South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

In this report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™, our analysts assess the research profiles of 34 Latin American countries and refer to the potential benefit of a regional collaborative research organization to enable further research growth, training and capacity to tackle common challenges.

September 2021

Subject diversity in research portfolios

A new global research report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ on why subject diversity matters and its role in innovation.

June 2021

The changing research landscape of the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey

This report uses data from the Web of Science to demonstrate the untapped potential of the research base in the MENAT region. Download the report for insights into regional research trends and priorities, MENAT’s involvement in Sustainable Development, research mobility and collaboration, the impact of MENAT research and main focus areas for largest research economies.

April 2021

Data categorization: understanding choices and outcomes

In this latest report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™, we introduce a new and highly innovative approach to data aggregation based on trusted research data in the Web of Science™ citation network, developed in collaboration with the leading academic scientometrics team at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

February 2021

The Annual G20 Scorecard – Research Performance 2020

The tenth report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) released ahead of the G20 Summit, includes both a written summary and a host of graphs and exhibits that highlight the research performance of the 19 leading countries including EU as an additional 20th member. It also consists of a special analysis of the G20 members’ contribution to recent COVID-19 research as indexed in the Web of Science ™ research publication and citation index.

November 2020

Research Integrity: Understanding our shared responsibility for a sustainable scholarly ecosystem

In this new report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), learn about the different types of behavior beyond “fabrication, falsification and plagiarism” (FFP) that undermine research integrity across the system, where these practices typically occur in the research lifecycle, and what you can do to combat them.

October 2020

Identifying Research Fronts in the Web of Science: From Metrics to Meaning

In this report, we explore how you can easily track emerging research areas to help shape your institution’s strategic direction. Stay ahead of the curve by using Research Front data derived from the Web of Science™ to inform and improve your research assessment.

September 2020

The value of bibliometric databases

This report reviews how researchers, analysts and research organisations use Web of Science™ data, drawing on the content of the database to show how often and in what ways the data underpins the global research base.

February 2020

Multi-authorship and research analytics

Multi-authorship and research analytics examines the effects of complex and hyper-authorship by author, country, and discipline.

December 2019

Global Research Report - South and East Asia

This Global Research Report explores the untapped potential of the research base in South and East Asia. The report examines the research output of 14 countries, their levels of international collaboration, and research Impact Profiles.

October 2019

The Annual G20 Scorecard

The Annual G20 Scorecard: Research Performance 2019, examines the research performance of the G20 with a visual comparative snapshot for each G20 nation.

June 2019

Navigating the Structure of Research on Sustainable Development Goals

Navigating the Structure of Research on Sustainable Development Goals reveals how global research and discovery is evolving to address poverty, reduce inequality and deal with the effects of climate change via the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

April 2019

The Plan S Footprint

The Plan S Footprint: Implications for the Scholarly Publishing Landscape, examines recent patterns of publications funded by Plan S supporters, exploring potential impacts on funders, subjects, countries, publishers, and journals.

March 2019

Profiles Not Metrics

Profiles Not Metrics, draws attention to the information that is lost when data about researchers and their institutions are squeezed into simplified metrics or a league table.

January 2019

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