Personal impact measurement and reporting are useful in supporting grant applications, academic promotion and benchmarking the performance of individuals:
- h-Index – a measure of the impact of a scholar’s published work
- Google Scholar Citations profile brings together an updated publication citation list and h-index for ready reference and use.
- Altmetrics, or “alternative metrics,” is an emerging field of new methods for measuring the use and importance of scholarly articles, particularly in the sciences.
- Article download counts are provided on many journal websites, repositories and social networking sites. Some are incorporated in altmetrics.