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Research Impact for Fine Arts and Music

Author metrics

You can make a case about the impact of your career of producing research outputs (productivity) and the impact of the outputs collectively (citation counts) based on your h-index and other author metrics, using the following tools:

Using Google Scholar to determine your h-Index

Your Google Scholar Citations account helps you take control of your own publication information, including your h-Index.

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The i10-Index

  • The i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations. It can be used as an alternative measure to the h-index.
  • This is a metric that can be used to benchmark the performance of the Author. The benchmark should be used to measure against researchers with similar research areas of interest, in similar institutions, with similar length of career, etc.
  • The Author's performance is often benchmarked when evaluations are made about tenure, promotion or recruitment.

Field Weighted Citation Impact in SciVal - Author output

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  1. Go to SciVal
  2. Access the Benchmarking Module
  3. Define or select a researcher, group or institution
  4. Select a date range
  5. Select table view and choose the following
    1. Metric 1 = Published > Scholarly Output
    2. Metric 2 = Cited > Field Weighted Citation Impact
    3. Metric 3 = You may leave this blank
  6. Your Field-Weighted Citation Impact will be displayed in the table

Using Scopus to analyse your author output

Step 1: Search for the author profile

Optional: enter Affiliation (eg 'University of Melbourne') and ORCID.

Step 2: Select the correct cluster of alternative author names

Step 3: View the author profile summary metrics

Step 4: Analyze the author output


Using Web of Science to determine your h-index and other metrics:

  • Open Web of Science (Core Collection).
  • Select the Author search mode.
  • Select and aggregate the relevant publications into one report (alternatively, create a Web of Science Researcher Identifier profile and link it to your ORCID - this will locate and link all your publications in one step).
  • You can view the report on the screen in graph format (see image below).
  • You can also export the report to an excel spreadsheet, or save the report in a text file format.
  • Note: only those publications indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection is taken into consideration when the h-index is computed.