Developing skills to determine an individual's scholarly impact is becoming essential to advancing an academic career (Hirsch, 2007).
With the above in mind, this Calculate Your Academic Footprint guide:
- Overviews a process for creating a master publication list and master citation list
- Explains how these master lists are possible through data available in citation-tracking databases, and through the support of a bibliographic management tool (such as RefWorks)
- Provides a process for keeping your citation counts current and relatively self-sustaining over time
- Describes how you can calculate a more robust and accurate h-index
The process offered by this guide enables authors to proactively produce an accurate publication list (the 'master publication list') and to capture accurate citation counts for these publications (via a 'master citation list').
This flow chart captures the major steps of the process:
Tenure and Promotion of Faculty Members
Hirsch, J. E. (2007). Does the h index have predictive power? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(49), 19193-19198. doi:10.1073/pnas.0707962104