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Journal Rankings, Metrics, and Research Impact: Author Impact Factor


The h-index measures the productivity and citation impact of a certain author. It is important to note that different resources use different algorithms and the h-index can be higher or lower depending on the resource used.


  • ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers) is a "persistent digital identifier" for manuscripts and grant submissions
  • Authors are assigned a unique number to associate with publications and grants
  • If used during the manuscript submission process, ORCID syncs with Crossref and Scopus Author ID
  • Users can either enter citations manually or set ORCID to automatically add new publications
  • NIH, CDC, and AHRQ require individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards are required to have an ORCID iD
  • It is free and easy to signup!