The author's impact score is traditionally measured by using the number of academic publications they have authored and the number of times other researchers have cited the author's publications. Different algorithms have been created to calculate an author's impact 'score' using both the number of publications and the number of cited. Below are a few metrics you may encounter. Remember that author impact measurements have some limitations and should be used with care.
Note: Different databases (i.e., Web of Science or Google Scholar) will have different metrics scores depending on what articles (citations) they have access to.
Locate an Author Profile in Scopus
Locating Your Author Impact Score:
To locate your citation metrics in Google Scholar, you first need to create an author profile in Google Scholar Citations. Once you have a profile, you can view your citation metrics and create email alerts every time one of your publications is cited. See an example below.
Locating Other Researchers Author Impact Scores:
Note: You will only be able to view their research score if they have registered for an author profile.
You start by searching Google Scholar for the author's name or for one of their research articles. Once you've found an article by the author, you will notice their name is underlined if they have an author profile (see example below). You can click on their name to view their articles and author metrics.