Demonstrate your scholarly impact

Demonstrate your scholarly impact using citation analysis tools

Track citations to your work

You can easily track your citations and see who has been using your work by looking up your papers in the Web of Science or Scopus.

Set up a Google Scholar profile

Google Scholar also tracks citations, but across a much wider range of documents, including books, working papers and reports, giving you a different perspective on your impact.  You can set up a Google Scholar profile for an individual or a group and link this from a website or include the link in an email.

The Department of Mathematics has created a very effective example of a group profile.

Read our short guide to setting up a Google Scholar group profile [leaflet]

Find your h-index

Counts of citations and papers have limited meaning unless they can be put into some kind of context.  In recent years, the h-index has gained ground as a useful summary of a researcher's productivity and impact.

The key sources for finding your h-index are Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar.  These index different journals and may give you a very different h-index.  For this reason it is important to always quote your source database.

Read the Metrics Toolkit on H-index to learn more about its limitations, the formula for calculating it and where to retrieve it from.

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