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How do I find my research impact metrics?


Find research impact metrics, starting with h-index, using Scopus, Web of Science, and/or Google Scholar Citations.

  • Scopus: Use the "Authors" search to look up researchers individually, then click on the correct name to view their metrics and output, including the h-index.

  • Web of Science: Perform an author search, click on create citation report. The h-index will be included in the information provided.

  • Google Scholar Citations: Follow the directions to set up a profile.  The h-index will be included in the information provided.

What is H-index?

H-index (or Hirsch Index) is the most commonly used research metric for individual researchers. It is an index that measures both the productivity and impact of a given researcher. Jorge Hirsch proposed the h-index in 2005.

Hirsch, J. E. (2005). An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(46), 16569-16572. doi:10.1073/pnas.0507655102



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