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Author Metrics

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What are author metrics?

This guide will help authors track their output, which can be helpful for grant applications, annual review processes and much more. 

Author metrics are a way to measure a scholarly author's output and impact.  An H-index is the most common measurement (see "Glossary" in the filters to the left).   An author's H-index can be found in Google Scholar and Scopus, among others.

H-scores

  • H-index (Hirsch index): Measures the output of an author according to the number of articles published and the number of citations received. An author with an h-index of x has published x articles which have been cited x or more times, and his or her remaining papers have received fewer than x citations. While this is not officially a measure of journal output, Scopus and Google Scholar list h-indices for journals. Click here to learn how to search for your H-index.

 

Less commonly used measurements:

  • H5-index: The h-index of only those articles published in the last five complete calendar years.
  • H-core: The set of top-cited h articles from a publication. For example, if a publication has an h-index of 4. The h-core includes the top 4 cited articles in that publication.
  • H5-core: The h-core of only those articles published in the last five complete calendar years.
  • H-median: The median of the article citation counts in a publication's h-core.
  • H5-median: The h-median of only those articles published in the last five complete calendar years.

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