Author metrics allow you to determine the 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 repositories contain copies of an author's work.
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. For more information on the strengths and disadvantages of this measurement, see One h-Index to Rule them All? Video on citation reports and h-Index.
Harzing's Publish or Perish The software program uses Google Scholar to retrieve and analyze academic citations to present statistics on citations, journal metrics, and author metrics.
See also: Altmetrics.
example of an author's h-index
Take charge of your author metrics! This will allow you to keep track of your cited references and other metrics like your h-index.
Scopus Author Profiles Tutorials on claiming and managing an author profile in Scopus.