Average Number of Citations Per Article (Author Profile Metric)
Professor Orin Kerr is one of the Law Journal Library‘s most popular authors and an avid user of Twitter. Professor Kerr sent us a direct message on Twitter with several points of feedback on HeinOnline’s Author Profile Pages. He offered the suggestion to add a new metric: average number of citations per article. This metric counts the cumulative number of times this author’s articles have been cited by other articles, then divides this number by this author’s total number of articles written, to calculate the average number of citations per article.
The metric is not factored into an author’s overall ScholarCheck ranking analysis but is provided as a point of interest for students, professors, attorneys, and other researchers.