3.2 How to perform an effective author impact analysis

To perform a basic impact analysis:

  1. Enter the author's name in the Author's name field;
  2. Click Lookup or press the Enter key.

The program will now contact Google Scholar to obtain the citations, process the list, and calculate the Citation metrics, which are then displayed in the Results pane. The full list of results is also available for inspection or modifications and can be exported in a variety of formats.

Note Tip: Name matching is case-insensitive; harzing, Harzing, and HARZING all match the same works.

Note Tip: An author query is not the same as a standard Google Scholar search (i.e., from the Google Scholar home page); it is more specific. If you want to duplicate the results from a standard Google Scholar search, then follow the instructions in Section 3.3.1.