Impact

In most countries, there are mechanisms that attempt to measure the impact of a scientist's work. Although many of these mechanisms have been disregarded in a number of studies (perhaps for good reasons), it is a fact that they are used in different ways to assess the importance of the work of scientists all over the world.

In spite of these concerns, I keep a detailed list of all my citations reported in the Citation Index. The list (in PDF) is available here. Please note that this list excludes self-citations and citations to unpublished manuscripts and to books and proceedings that I have edited.

As of March 2nd, 2017, the number of citations reported to my publications which I have recorded from the Citation Index is 6,251. However, the Web of Science indicates that I have 7,000 citations, excluding self-citations.

Additionally, I have recorded many other citations in books, PhD theses, conference proceedings and other sources. For those who may be interested, a detailed list (including both, citations in the Citation Index and in sources not recorded in the Citation Index) is available (in PDF) here. Please note that this list excludes self-citations and citations to unpublished manuscripts and to books and proceedings that I have edited. The list also excludes citations from theses for which I was the advisor or co-advisor.

The total number of citations reported to my work that I have recorded is 10,967. Thus, I can document 4,716 citations that are not recorded in the Citation Index.

According to my record in Google Scholar, my total number of citations is 33,510, although this includes self-citations and citations to unpublished manuscripts and to proceedings and books that I have edited.

In Scopus, my total number of citations, excluding citations from all my co-authors is 11,320.

Some researchers use as a reference the h-index, which quantifies both the actual scientific productivity and the apparent scientific impact of a scientist. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other people's publications.

As of March 2nd, 2017, my h-index is 73, according to Publish or Perish. The query used was: cac coello.

As of March 2nd, 2017, my h-index is 38, according to the Citation Index. The query used was: coello cac OR coello ca OR coello cc

As of March 2nd, 2017 my h-index is 46, according to Scopus.