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.
This is a resource built to help researchers and evaluators navigate the ever-changing research metrics landscape. The Metrics Toolkit includes 27 expert-written, time-saving summaries for the most popular research metrics including the Journal Impact Factor and Altmetric Attention Score.
The model for assessment of research impact is a framework for tracking diffusion of research outputs and activities to loocate indicators that demonstrate evidence of biomedical research impact.
Hirsch or h-Index
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.
You can also use Google Scholar Citations to calculate your own H index. Sign up for a free account. Step-by-steps instructions are available after you log in. Google Scholar has been noted to produce inflated numbers because of its inclusion of non-scholarly content.