Author level metrics provide a measure of impact of one particular author. Most author level metrics incorporate citation counts of articles written.
Example of a Google Scholar Citations Profile
The h-index is a measure of an author's research impact. It is a combined measure of both the productivity (number of papers) and the impact of a researcher’s publications (citations). It provides a mechanism for the work of individual researchers to be compared with others in the same discipline.
Author identifiers, such as ORCIDs, give you a way to reliably and unambiguously connect your names(s) with your work throughout your career, including your papers, data, biographical information, etc. This can be helpful in a number of ways:
(International Standard Name Identifier)
|From ISNI International Agency; ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified||ISNI gets data from many sources. Search existing IDs on the search page. Apply for an ISNI.|
|From Elsevier||Identifier automatically assigned to all authors indexed in Scopus|