The scholarly communications and publishing ecosystem, including formats of academic literature (journals, monographs, edited collections), research impact, grants, copyright, Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and non-academic publishing.
Author-level metrics look at the citations to an author's work identified in datasets from citation-tracking tools such as Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar.
These metrics are proxies for the influence and prestige of the author's research.
Author-level metrics are often used in hiring, tenure, promotion, and evaluation, and can also be used in grant applications.
Like other impact metrics, author metrics can be hard to comparing between disciplines, don't differentiate between quantity and quality of citations, and can provide incentive for self-citation to inflate the metrics.
Types of Author Metrics
These are common author metrics you'll see.
These are basic calculations of citations to an author's published work.
Citation counts will vary based on the underlying citation dataset used for the count.
Different services will provide different counts and might include cumulative totals, totals over a period of time, total per year, or average citations per article.
ScopusThis link opens in a new windowScopus provides abstracts and citation tracking of peer-reviewed literature in science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. It features tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Researchers who use Web of Science will find Scopus indexes the same fields but with broader coverage. Users needing the Scopus ID" (for example, to use the "Papers by mekentosj" citation software), please use C000040240."
Viewing and Updating Your Author Profile
Start by identifying your author page in Scopus. Since Scopus identifies authors algorithmically, you may find more than one page was created. Use the video below to learn how to find your page and request that multiple versions be merged.
Scopus will automatically add your published articles to your profile.