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Traditional Metrics H-Index H-Index = number of papers (h) with a citation number ≥ h. Example: a research with an H-Index of 24 has 24 papers cited at least 24 times.

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications. What's the difference between H and G? click here

Allows for direct comparisons within disciplines.

Measures quantity and impact using a single value.

Poor measure for early career researchers.

Limited to articles indexed in Web of Science.

Tools for measuring H-Index: Web of Science Google Scholar G-Index Developed in 2006, Leo Egghe proposed the G-Index in his paper "Theory and Practice of the G-Index". G-Index builds on and improves the H-Index. It is not as widely accepted as the H-Index.

 i10-Index Created by Google Scholar and used in Google's My Citations feature. i10-Index = the number of publications with at least 10 citations.


Altmetrics is a quantitative measure of the quality and quantity of attention that a scholarly work is receiving through social media, citations, and article downloads. Mendeley, ImpactStory,, Publish or Perish, PlumX.

Let Your Librarian Work For You

Finding success with boosting your online digital identity, and telling YOUR research story, is finding your library and the librarians there to help you every step of the way.

This guide is designed as a step by step process to help any faculty member of the UTA community take the necessary steps to begin creating and broadening their scholarly impact.  This guide utilizes different methods to assess current online impact and then boost that impact to a higher level.  Using a variety of in library resources and open access online resources, scholars should have the tools necessary to disseminate their research to a broader audience and have a far reaching digital identity. 









Digital Identity and Impact Services

Researchers are increasingly being asked to demonstrate the impact of their work whether it be for grants, promotion and tenure, accreditation or to broaden exposure of research to the academy and community at large.

This guide will serve as an introduction to a new service offered by the Faculty Services & Online Engagement department of UTA Libraries and as a resource for faculty who prefer to independently gather the data themselves.

The service and this guide will provide suggestions and tools to show research impact in a variety of ways. The service offers faculty the following:

  1. a 30 to 45 minute consultation for us to learn more about your interests and priorities (optional)
  2. Discussion on the positives and negatives about the different research metrics
  3. Sharing ideas and tools to enhance your digital reputation & increase dissemination of your work.
  4. Post-consultation follow-up with a customized research metrics report, including:
  • A comprehensive list of your publications and the number of times those publications have been cited 
  • Calculation of your h-Index: a measure of the cumulative impact of a researcher's publications
  • Journal impact factor
  • Article views (number of times abstracts, HTML versions, and PDFs are viewed
  • Social Media, blogs and online communities' activity such as: ResearchGate,, Facebook, and Twitter to guage early interest by other scholars ahead of the publishing and citing cycle, which can be extremely slow.