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 Please note that this list excludes self-citations and citations to unpublished manuscripts and to books and proceedings that I have edited.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 April 17th, 2014, the number of citations reported to my publications which I have recorded from the Citation Index is 4523.

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 Please note that this list excludes self-citations and citations to unpublished manuscripts and to books and proceedings that I have edited.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 8204. Thus, I can document 3681 citations that are not recorded in the Citation Index.

According to my record in Google Scholar, my total number of citations is 21819, although this includes self-citations and citations to unpublished manuscripts and to proceedings and books that I have edited.

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 April 17th, 2014, my h-index is 61, according to Publish or Perish. The query used was: cac coello.

As of April 17th, 2014, my h-index is 26, according to the Citation Index. The query used was: coello cac OR coello ca OR coello cc