Author metrics are ways in which one can determine that influence and productivity of an author or researcher. An author's impact is determined by many factors, including how often they are cited and in what types of journals they are cited. There are also non-traditional factors, including links to author's works on websites, types of press choosing to publish an author's work, and what respositories contain copies of an author's work.
To determine how many times an author has been cited in other published works, try either Web of Science, Scopus, or Google Scholar.
The Hirsch index or h-Index measures the productivity and impact of a scholar’s published work, using the author’s most cited articles and the number of citations they have received in other publications. It is one way that people can quantify their impact on a field of study.
example of an author's h-index
Limitations of H-Index
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