Traditionally, author impact has been measured by looking at the number of publications you have, and the number of citations these publications have received. Author impact can be used for a variety of reasons including tenure and promotion, grant applications, and more. There are a number of tools available to capture author impact data that will be introduced below.
A widely used and accepted measurement used for research output, available through Web of Science and Google Scholar. Refers to the number of publications attributed to an individual and how many times those publications have been cited.
Created by Google Scholar and used in Google's My Citations feature. The i10-Index = the number of publications with at least 10 citations. This very simple measure is only used by Google Scholar, and is another way to help gauge the productivity of a scholar.
The resources below are freely available, and you do not need to access these through the Library's Database A-Z list.
The following resources are available from on the Library's Database A-Z list.
From The University of Arizona Libraries:
The Lens is an open global cyberinfrastructure that aims to make the innovation system more efficient, fair, transparent, and inclusive. It combines both global patent and scholarly knowledge into a public resource. Lens serves over 200 million scholarly records, compiled and harmonized from Microsoft Academic, PubMed and Crossref, enhanced with UnPaywall open access information, CORE full text, and links to ORCID. All Lens data is fully open, shareable, and reusable.
Lens.org offers robust discovery, analytics and management tools, including APIs for scholarly works, patents, and patent sequence data, Users can create their own accounts, enabling them to search, analyze, and receive updates within a private and secure online platform. Users can create/save queries, create collections, customize data analysis and visualizations, create interactive reports, and download up to 50,000 records at a time. Applications within Lens.org include:
Lens.org is a project of Cambia, an independent non-profit based in Australia.
Learn more About the Lens or watch the Lens Overview video.
Fisher Digital Publications is Fisher's institutional repository, an online archive of works created by students, faculty, and staff.
A repository of scholarship produced by the Fisher community. Contains:
The following resources are available are additional author impact tools that require subscriptions and are available at area colleges.
Please visit these college or university library pages to learn how you can access these resources: