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Research Metrics, Impact and Engagement: Author Metrics

Research Impact: : Updated Where to Publish information

Finding Author Citation Metrics

  • CRO will show you metrics from Scopus and Plum X metrics
  • Scopus
    • h-index
    • Number of total citations
    • Number of citing documents
    • Number of times cited without self citations
    • field-weight impact for individual articles
  • SciVal
    • Scopus metrics - linked with Scopus
    • Field-weighted metrics - for authors
    • Possibility to choose time frame 
    • Possibility to create groups of researchers
  • Web of Science (WoS):
    • h-index,
    • Average citations per item,
    • Sum of times cited,
    • Sum of times cited without self citations
    • Number of citing articles
    • Number of citing articles without citing articles
  • Publons 
    • Web of Science metrics - linked with Web of Science
    • Review metrics
    • Editor metrics
  • Google Scholar:
    • h-index
    • i10-index
    • total citations
    • citations in the last five years

Some databases, e.g.  Wiley Online Library and Oxford Journals, will identify citing articles found via Crossref, Web of Science or Google Scholar.

Always consider metrics in the context of your discipline. Citation patterns vary in different disciplines and metrics should never be used as the only measure.



                h-index example            "The index h, defined as the number of papers with citation number greater than or equal to h, is a useful index to characterise the scientific output of a researcher"(Hirsch, 2005) 

The example below is an Author Citation h-Index from Scopus, where the author has 16 documents that have been cited at least 20 times by other researchers.

The h-index, will vary depending on the journals indexed by the selected source. The source of the data should therefor be quoted when citing author impact. Google Scholar usually have a higher h-index than WoS and Scopus.

Further information: h-index [Wikipedia]


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