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Scholarly Metrics: Metrics for Authors

Author Level Metrics

The purpose of author level research metrics is to quantify an individual's impact and relevance over the course of their publishing career by utilizing citations to their publications.


What is the h-Index?

"Index h, [is] defined as the number of papers with citation number higher or equal to h" Hirsch, 2005

Where can I find my h-Index?

  • Web of Science
    • Under the researchers tab
  • Create a profile inGoogle Scholar
    • Under “My Profile” 
    • Also, includes i10-index:  the number of publications with at least 10 citations each. Introduced in 2011 by Google Scholar.
  • Use the Publish or Perish software
    • Open Access software

Author Identifiers