Author and Article Metrics
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Creating Your Researcher Profile
For information on creating your researcher profile, see Researcher profiles
ORCID - provides authors with a unique digital identifier. It can pull together all your author identities and is used for harvesting and institutional recording. It doesn't provide metrics.
SCOPUS - a large bibliographic database which provides citation metrics for publications and authors. Scopus creates a unique number, or author identifier, for each author with documents indexed in Scopus. This makes it possible to:
- Distinguish between authors with very common names like Smith or Wang
- Group together documents published by the same author whose name may have changed over time or may be cited in a number of different ways
WEB OF SCIENCE RESEARCHERID - similar to the Scopus Author Identifier and is a unique identifier for individual researchers. ResearcherID is integrated with the Clarivate Analytics database: Web of Science.
If you register for a ResearcherID you will be assigned a unique ID number that remains the same, regardless of whether your name or institution changes, and can:
- Create an online profile showcasing your publications
- More easily track the citation metrics for your publications indexed in Web of Science
- Make it easier for others to find your body of work and identify you as a potential collaborator
IRIS - is the University of Waikato's internal research management system. IRIS doesn't produce metrics but it collects them from external sources and shows them in its user interface.
The traditional measure is the h-index, which quantifies the actual scientific productivity and the apparent impact of the scientist. The h-index is based on the author's most cited papers and the number of citations they have received from other articles.
This is calculated for you by:
- Scopus (see 5 Facts about Scopus and the h-index, see also How to find your h-index)
- Web of Science (see also How to find your h-index)
- Google Scholar (see also How to find your h-index)
Or the h-index can also be manually determined using citation databases (not
for the faint-hearted!)
Used (only) by Google Scholar and indicates the number of academic publications an author has written that have at least ten citations from others. It was introduced in July 2011.
For steps and instructions on using the following tools, see: