Use author metrics to track how often an author's work is cited,
discover who is doing similar work, track the work of colleagues,
explore the evolution of the literature, identify key scholars in the
field, and build a profile so others can find your work.
Use these databases to track who has cited an author's article.
Look up a specific author
Try starting with Web of Science and Scopus.
Example: Find metrics for Temple Grandin, professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State UniversityGo to: Web of Science
name, and refine your search until only articles by Temple Grandin
appear in the results. Click on "Create Citation Report." What is Dr.
Grandin's h-index according to Web of Science?
article written by her, and click on her name to view research metrics,
her Scopus Author ID number, and other information. What is Dr.
Grandin's h-index according to Scopus?
who have public profiles. If an author has not created a page, metrics
will not be available (unless you calculate them yourself). In contrast,
Microsoft Academic Search creates pages for authors automatically (see:
Temple Grandin's page). Authors can edit and create profiles if they wish.
Create researcher profiles, set up alerts, and register for author IDs
Try creating a Google Scholar Citations profile.
Go to: Google Scholar Citations
can view metrics such as number of citations for each article, h-index,
and i10-index. You can also set up alerts so that you will receive an
email when someone cites one of your articles. For more information, go
to Google Scholar Citations Help.
Example: Richard Feynman - Google Citations page
In both cases, registering for an account is required.
Registering for and linking Author IDs
Author IDs make it easier to distinguish between authors with the
same or similar names; they provide a unique identifier. Author IDs are
issued by different organizations and companies. Some examples include: ISNI (an ISO standard), ORCID (an open, non-profit registry), Scopus' Author ID and Web of Science's ResearcherID.
Try starting with ORCID.
Go to: Register for an ORCID
Example: Brian Kelly
ORCID and public profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5875-8744
Links to: Scopus Author ID and profile page, LinkedIN, blog, etc.
Author Metrics - Research Metrics - Guides at University of Ontario Institute of Technology