Scopus can be used to obtain a range of metrics relating to an author and their work. To generate an author profile which includes h-index:
1. access Scopus and click the Author Search tab
2. enter Author's surname and initial or first name and click Search
3. at the Author search results page, click on the name of the author to review their details
This page contains profile information about the author and their publications that are indexed in Scopus. It also contains a full publication list. This information is customisable and a report can be exported.
Recommendation: export the Author profile in SciVal to create an overall research performance report
1. click export profile to SciVal (which uses Scopus data)
Note: Scopus is currently updating pre-1996 cited references going back to 1970. The h-index might increase over time.
Web of Science can calculate a range of author metrics, including h-index. To carry out an author search:
select Author Search from the drop-down menu above the search box
type surname and first initial/s (use Author Finder to help you to find variants of the same author name or to distinguish one author from another by field of research and/or address)
click Search, manually select your publications 4. click Create Citation Report (on the right of the page). This includes graphs showing citation patterns and a calculation of the author's h-index. This report is customisable and can be exported