The responsible use of metrics acknowledges bias, power, and privilege in academic scholarship. It also takes into account that there are huge differences in publication and citation practices between fields, there are issues with author names and disambiguation, there is no way to know why a specific paper has been cited, and metrics can be manipulated or gamed.
Gendered citation practices
Gender in publication patterns
Gender makeup of editors
Before using metrics to evaluate an individual:
Reviewing a bibliography: