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Research Metrics

Patent citations

Patents are recognised as a source of innovation and technical change, therefore any patent related citations to your research could be advantageous when applying for grants or promotions and to demonstrate your research impact.

Patent metrics include:

  • any patents you have
  • data about patent documents citing your publications or patents
  • publications or non-patent literature that have cited your patents. Non-patent literature can include scholarly publications, conference proceedings, books, technical manuals, standards descriptions etc.

Find patent citations

Lens [PatCite]
  • Cited publications found in patent literature and patents that cite publications
  • Use the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or PubMed Identifier (PMID) of a publication, or the patent identifier to discover patent related citations
  • Watch how to navigate and use PatCite (YouTube, 3m43s)
SciVal
  • Patent to publication citation data
  • Go to the Economic Impact heading to view the details
  • SciVal Patent Metrics Guidebook — guide to analysing the socio-economic impact of your work
CAS SciFnder-n
  • Citing and cited patent information in the sciences
  • First-time users must create a personal username and password

Search SciFinder for patents that have cited an author's publications:

  1. Perform a search under Author Name and select the correct author
  2. Click Get References
  3. From the Get Related Citations dropdown, select Get Citing
  4. From the Refine tab, select Document Type
  5. Select Patent
  6. Click Refine.

The result list should be patents that have cited that author's articles and/or patents.

Altmetric and patent citations

The Altmetric patent data may indicate if a publication has been cited or mentioned in patents.

See Attention and altmetrics in this guide to find the Altmetric Attention for publications.

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