How to Find Author Metrics

The traditional measure of an author’s research impact and visibility is the h-index, which is based on the author's most cited papers and the number of citations they have received from other articles.

Calculating your h-index

Follow these instructions to calculate your h-index for:


From the Authors page, search on the author's name (family name first):

  • From the Author search results page, click on the number in front of the author’s name to see Documents
  • Select All
  • Click on View citation overview
  • Exclude self-citations
  • Update
  • View h-graph (top right corner)
Web of Science
  • Enter the family name and initial
  • Click the drop-down menu under Topic
  • Select Author
  • Search
  • At results screen, click Create Citation Report on right-hand navigation bar
  • The h-index is listed at the bottom of the list under Results Found (right hand side)
  • Results can be sorted from "Sort by"
Google Scholar
  • Set up your own profile
  • Add your publications to get your Google h-index

Google Scholar also provides your i-10 index, which indicates the number of academic publications you have written that have at least ten citations from others. It was introduced by Google in July 2011.

Author Metrics tools

For more detailed descriptions of Author Metrics tools see also the Library’s 2017 PBRF guides:

See also: