Tools to measure researcher impact
Citation indexes - and lately the h-index - are the most common methods of evaluating the impact of research publications by individual authors.
There are several tools available to measure this researcher impact. These can be divided in subscription databases and publicly accessible websites. EUR researchers can access both categories with an ERNA-account.
- Web of Science * - citation counts & H-index
- provides multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 high-impact journals
- Science Citation Expanded: 1975 -
- Social Sciences Citation Index: 1975 -
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index: 1975 -
View the Web of Science tutorials: Cited Reference Searching; Citation Report & H-index; Citation Map
- Scopus * - citation counts & H-index
- scientific, medical, technical and social science database
- covers 18,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 international publishers
- References going back to 1996 & abstracts going back further
- 100% coverage of Medline.
Publicly accessible websites
Software program that retrieves and analyses academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyses these and presents a wide range of citation metrics. Created by Professor Anne-Wil Harzing, who is currently Professor in International Management at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Click here for more background information.
Search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. It has become an alternative data source for citation analysis.
Google Scholar Citations is a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics, like the h-index, and track them over time, using the data from Google Scholar. It can help you to track citations to your publications - who is citing your publications?, to view publications by colleagues and to appear in Google Scholar search results - you can create a public profile that appears in Google Scholar when someone searches for your name.
You need a Google account to use Google Scholar Citations.
More information is available here.
Position and environment of every individual journal in A&HCI (2008) based on their similarities in citation patterns.
Web application to calculate the single publication H-index (and further metrics) based on Google Scholar
A scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
These databases of the Erasmus University Library are only available for EUR staff and students with a VPN-connection and ERNA account.
Google Scholar is publically accessible via the web, however if accessed with a VPN-connection and ERNA account, it will map to Erasmus University Library journal subscriptions.