Author-level metrics address an author’s research productivity and impact. We can look to measures of overall scholarly output, h-index, citations as well as altmetrics.
Where Do I Find Author-Level Metrics?
Calculating Author Impact using Web of Science
Step 1: Find Web of Science Core Collection under 'W' in Databases A-Z list on library website.
Step 2: Select Author Search and search for the author record you would like to track by author name or ResearcherID.
Step 3: If a large number of records matching your search are found, refine the results in the search result page.
Step 4: Find the author in the result list and enter the detailed author record page. Here you may find the h-index and citation count of the author, and can view the details by clicking 'View Full Citation Report'. If you would like to further analyse the author's publications, click 'View as a set of results to export, analyze, and link to full text'.
* Claiming Your Web of Science Author Record:
You may claim your author record by registering for a new Publons account or sign into Publons using your Web of Science username and password, and then confirm ownership.
Calculating Author Impact using Scopus
Step 1: Find Scopus under 'S' in Databases A-Z list on library website.
Step 2: Click Authors to search for the author you'd like to find. Enter the name of the author or search using the ORCID.
Step 3: Find the author in the result list and click the name to go to the author details page. Here you may find the total citations and h-index of the author, as well as his/her collaborators and research topics.
* Claiming Your Scopus Author Profile:
You may claim your Scopus author profile, edit your profile and associate your Scopus author profile with ORCiD by creating a Scopus account and logging in.
Looking up a Google Scholar Profile
Step 1: Go to Google Scholar and search for author name and affiliation/organisation.
Step 2: Click the author's name to enter his/her Google Scholar Profile page.
Step 3: Find the author's impact measures in the profile page.
* Creating Your Google Scholar Profile:
Go to Google Scholar Citations to create your own profile and track your publications and citations. Click here for more details.