Author-level metrics are citations metrics that measure the bibliometric impact of individual authors, researchers, academics, and scholars.
H-index - The h-index (or Hirsch index) is based on the impact of a particular scientist rather than a journal. It is measured using the highest number of papers included that have had at least the same number of citations. For example, if the h-index for an author is 8, it means that out all of his published articles, at least 8 have been cited 8 or more times.
Note: An individual's h-index may be different in various databases. This is because the databases index journals differently. Scopus will cover from 1996+ whereas Web of Science will only cover years subscribed to database. See Author Details to find h-index.
Interested in a free h-index tool? Try the open source tool created by Professor Anne-Wil Harzing: Publish or Perish.
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Google Scholar metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Currently cover articles published between 2012 and 2016.
To find metrics in Google Scholar, click on the menu icon in top left of page, then select Metrics.