Author level research metrics are designed to quantitatively describe an individual's impact and relevance over the course of their publishing career through the use of citations to their published work.
Harzing's Publish or Perish software uses Google Scholar to obtain citations from a particular author and calculate these statistics:
The h-index and m quotient:
Hirsch, J. E. (2005). An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output . PNAS 102 (46) 16569-16572; 5, doi:10.1073/pnas.0507655102.
A review article of the more recent assessment options:
Zhang, Chun Ting. (2012) The h’-Index, Effectively Improving the h-Index Based on the Citation Distribution. PLoS ONE 8(4): e59912. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0059912
Thompson, Dennis F.; Callen, Erin C.; Nahata, Milap C. (2008) New indices in scholarship assessment. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 73 (6), Article 111.
Egghe, Leo (2006). Theory and practise of the g-index. Scientometrics 69 (1), 131-152. DOI:10.1007/s11192-006-0144-7.
Burrell, Quentin L. (2007). On the h-index, the size of the Hirsch core and Jin's A-index. Journal of Informetrics 1 (2), 170-177. DOI:10.1016/j.joi.2007.01.003.
The Creativity Index
Soler, Jose M. (2007). A rational indicator of scientific creativity. Journal of Informetrics 1 (2), 123-130. DOI:10.1016/j.joi.2006.10.004.
i10-index: the number of publications with at least 10 citations each. Introduced in 2011 by Google Scholar.
Follow these steps to generate a report of who is citing your work in the Web of Science
Follow these steps to generate a report of who is citing your work in the Scopus database