There are several ways to measure the reach and impact of a scholar's work. Some involve measuring the work of the particular author and others look at the relative rankings of the journals the author publishes in compared to other journals in that field. Some of these measures are:
Impact Factor:The impact factor is a measurement of journal reach and impact. It is used to rank journals by their importance relative to other journals in the field.
Citation Analysis: Simply counting the number of times other authors have referred to a particular article in their own work.
H-Index: The h-index is a measure of the reach and impact of a particular individual author.
Altmetrics: Altmetrics are designed to be complementary to traditional publication metrics; instead of measuring citations in journals, they look at mentions of articles and authors on less traditional publication platforms such as social media platforms, media, reference managers and Faculty of 1000.
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