Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of research publications. It is one of a range of metrics which are often used to evaluate research for funding, management and marketing purposes, including innovations, prestigious awards and peer evaluation. There a number of metrics which can be used to measure the impact of an author including the following:
Impact Metrics Discussion
A report about the use and misuse of citation data in the assessment of scientific research.
A Principal Component Analysis of 39 Scientific Impact Measures
An analysis of how accurately and completely new measures express research impact.
Research Impact Assessment: An Overview
A brief introduction to different approaches to impact assessment.
Bibliometrics for the Individual
Bibliometrics for the Individual was created by Professor Dermot Diamond from the National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University.