Author Profiles and Metrics

Author Metric and Profiles

Author metrics are used to track how often an author's work is cited and demonstrate the reach and impact of a researcher's work, for use in grant applications, tenure, promotion and performance reviews. An author's impact is frequently quantified in terms of the number of citations to their publications.

You can use a combination of indices from different platforms to demonstrate the citation uptake of your research. Which tool you use, and which metrics work best for you will depend on your discipline, the stage of your research career, and the type of research output you usually publish.

Profile Type Metric TypeVendor How to create a profileBenefits
Scopus and SciVal Researcher ID Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

It contains a variety of journal-level, author-level, and article-level metrics.

PlumX Metrics which provides insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research.

Elsevier has also developed the SciVal platform to analyse Scopus data and provide a range of additional metrics and benchmarking tools.
How do I create a Publons profile?

Can I import my publications list from Scopus into my ORCID record?

One of the largest bibliographic, multidisciplinary databases. Covers chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, psychology and economics, as well as biological, agricultural, environmental and general sciences.
Web of Science Research ID Web of Science (WoS) is a platform owned by Clarivate Analytics that provides access to several abstract and citation databases. It contains a variety of journal-level, author-level and article-level metrics.

Clarivate Analytics has also developed the InCites platform to analyse WoS data and provide a range of additional metrics and benchmarking

How does a Publons profile connect to Web of Science Researcher IDs?

How do I make corrections to my author profile in Web of Science?

I’m a researcher and I need to know how many times my publication has been cited. Where can I find this information?

How do I measure a Journal Impact Factor?
What is a Hot Paper or Highly Cited Paper?

A Hot Paper is defined as a paper published in the past two years that received a number of citations in the most recent two-month period that places it in the top 0.1% of papers in the same field

A Highly Cited Paper is a paper that  belongs to the top 1% of papers in a research field published in a specified year. The 1% is determined by the highly cited threshold calculated for the research field in the specified year.

Google Scholar H-index Google Scholar provides a comprehensive list of research outputs from a wide range of academic sources including scholarly databases, online repositories, Open Access repositories and pre-print servers. Google Scholar provides several author-level metrics How do I set up my Google Scholar profile?

How do I create a hyperlink in my name within Google Scholar?

How do I import my references from Google Scholar into my ORCID record?
H-index: Originally conceived as an author-level metric, the h-index has been being applied to higher-order aggregations of research publications, including journals. Publishing in a high h-index journal maximises your chances of being cited by other authors and, consequently, may improve your own personal h-index score. Scopus Includes Citation Tracker, a feature that shows how often an author has been cited. It is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature
ORCID   How do I create an ORCID iD?

How do I edit my ORCID record?

Can I import my publications list from Scopus into my ORCID record?

Can I import my references from Google Scholar into my ORCID record?

How do I link my ORCID to the ARC’s Research Management System (RMS)?
ORCID is independent, community-driven and intended to be overarching. Some publishers and funding bodies have made an ORCID mandatory.

Grant applications and publishing ORCIDs are increasingly being used by funding bodies and journal publishers as a way to identify researchers. Therefore, certain publishers and grant funders may ask you to supply your ORCID.

Includes unique identifiers such as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in your ORCID records where available. This will improve discoverability and the collection of metrics.
WSU Research Portal Contributes towards ERA if publication meet ERA criteria Western Sydney University's Researcher Portal provides an overview of all WSU publications that fall within ERA categories, with links back to records indexed in our supervision, and your Field of Research activity. Research Portal FAQs WSU staff can access their Research Activity Statement via their Portal page, which draws publications data from the latest five full years in Scopus. It also includes information about your research income, PhD