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Finding yourself: citation tracking for Monash Law authors: Scopus


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  • Choose the Author search tab, enter your surname then your first name or initial and your affiliation (Monash)
  • Select to search in Social Sciences & Humanities
  • If there is more than one result for your name, look at the most comprehensive entry first.


Check your citations 

  • Click your name to see the Author details page for your name.
  • Note the number of documents included by Scopus (Documents) and the number of citations to these documents (Cited n times). 
  • Look at the box on the right to see the Cited by documents.


h index

  • The h index is provided by Scopus. [An h index (Hirsch Index or Highly Cited Index), is calculated for a single author rather than a publication and is therefore calculated against other authors in similar fields. Formula used: A researcher has index h if h of his/her Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np - h) papers have no more than h citations each. Only documents published after 1995 are included.] 
  • Typically, the h index for Law authors is low compared to Science authors, as the number of documents included in Scopus is lower.


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