The Metrics Toolkit helps scholars and evaluators understand and use citations, web metrics, and altmetrics responsibly in the evaluation of research.
It provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied. You’ll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications, CV, and promotion packages.
You can set a citation alert from your Author Details page in Scopus. You will need to create an account to do this. Click on Author under "Start Exploring" and enter your details to search for your work.
Review the result list to find a publication that you authored. Click on your name next to that publication. This will lead you to an Author Details page. At the far right of the page is a Profile Actions column where you can edit your author profile and connect your ORCID ID. Contact us if you need help with merging profiles, correcting errors (e.g. wrong ORCID ID, duplicate profiles) or removing works that you did not author.
At the bottom of the Profile Actions column there is an orange "Is this you?" button. Clicking on this will allow you to claim your profile. It will prompt you to log into Elsevier and will take you to a page where you can add further profile details. It is not necessary to claim your profile or create an Elsevier account to correct errors in your profile. This can be done from your Author Details page. The Scopus Author Details page also provides useful charts showing author output, citation overview, h-index and document & citation trends.
In Google Scholar you can set an alert by navigating to the main menu and selecting "Alerts". This will prompt you to enter a search query. Enter your name in quotation marks as the alert query. You can hit the "Update results" button to get immediate year to date results of publications that include your name. Hit the orange "CREATE ALERT" button and alerts will be sent to you by email.
To view citation metrics navigate to "My Profile". These will be displayed in the far right column on your profile page. Google Scholar tends to have the most comprehensive record of citations.
Select author search and search for your name. This will take you to an algorithmically generated author record. Click on a particular article. In the far right column of the article page under Citation Network click on "Create Citation Alert". You will be prompted to sign in or create an account to create a citation alert.
You can claim the author record if you wish to set up a profile and add further details to the author record. However you can still use the feedback interface to correct your record, as well as all of the following features without setting up a profile:
Use the "View as a set of results to export, analyze and link to full text" feature. This will take you to a list of publications.
You can use the Analyze Results button in the far right column to generate a visualization of citation distribution across various disciplines,
You can use the Create Citation Report button, in the far right column, to view citation details, totals, and graphs.