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Impact Measurements

Guide to creating profiles and finding metrics for authors, articles, journals, and institutions.

Author-level metrics

  • Web of Science - Use the name search under the "Researchers" tab to identify the variants of an author’s name. Author profiles are available in the database and include ResearcherIDs and ORCIDs when available. Highly cited authors are included in Essential Science Indicators.
  • Scopus - Use "Author Search" to identify the variants of an author’s name. Click on "View citation overview" for the author's profile and h-index (see the graph below).
  • SciVal - Includes individual Field-weighted Citation Impact (FWCI). Use McGill email address to create personal account for access.
  • Google Scholar - The h-index and other citation metrics are available for those authors that set up My Citations.
  • Dimensions - Includes publication citations, linked clinical trials and patents, as well as supporting grants.
  • ResearchGate - Creating a profile on ResearchGate may help you stay connected to other researchers in your field but it also offers a score based on your contributions, interactions, and reputation (example).
  • - You can follow other researchers in your field and it also offers analytics on your profile and on your individual papers.
  • ImpactStory - Create an ImpactStory profile to see how often you are cited, saved by scholars, or discussed by the public (example).

The h-index graph below marks the place where the number of citations meets the number of papers published. Read more about the h-index from Hirsch's article in arXiv.


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