Author metrics


In applications for some research funding schemes, it may be appropriate to discuss your h-index, which is a measure of your research productivity and impact. 

For an explanation of what the h-index is, and its advantages and limitations, please see the Metrics Toolkit: H-index. 

How do I find my h-index?  

Why is my h-index different on each of these platforms? Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar each use/collect slightly different data – they are different citation “universes”. 

Which of my h-index numbers should I use? You should use whichever one is the highest, stating where it came from. E.g. H-index = 15 (Google Scholar). 


Author reports 

You can view an overall report of your impact as an author on a number of different platforms, if you have created profiles for those platforms. These reports generally include your h-index, academic/international collaborations, percentages of your papers that are highly cited or published in top quartile/percentile journals, and your output benchmarked against a regional/global standard (InCites and SciVal). 



ResearcherID on Publons (Web of Science) profile 

Publons support materials 

Scopus Author profile 

Analysis of author outputs using Scopus 


Aurora support materials 


Using InCites to collect metrics on a researcher: overview report

Using InCites to collect metrics on a researcher: customised report


Using SciVal to find a researcher and key metrics