Your Web of Science Author Impact beamplot is available for you to view in your Publons private dashboard summary page.   

Beamplots were devised by Lutz Bornmann and Robin Haunschild (Max Planck Institute, 2018). The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has promoted beamplots as an alternative to the h-index in Profiles not metrics (2019). The following are benefits of beamplots: 

  • Contextualizes a researcher’s articles to make them suitable for comparison 
  • You can see performance change over the course of a researcher’s career 
  • Evaluators can see performance change over the course of a career 
  • Discourages reliance on a single-point metric that lacks context and nuance 

Other researchers' beamplots are available to view in 
Web of Science author records.