Journal analysis can be used for faculty and institution-level evaluation and for collection building and maintenance within the library. The premise behind citation analysis is that the more times an author or a journal appears in citations, the more influential and important these are for any given field. Until recently, the ISI Thomson Reuters products were the only tools for this type of analysis. That is no longer the case.
There are various tools and methods upon which to measure the impact of an individual or their scholarship.
There are several tools available to help you disambiguate yourself from other researchers and to compile and showcase your own work for the scholarly community at large.
No one tool captures the complete citation universe and all have weaknesses. Typical weaknesses of citation analysis tools include:
"The sole reliance on citation data provides at best an incomplete and often shallow understanding of research—an understanding that is valid only when reinforced by other judgments." -- Joint Committee on Quantitative Assessment of Research Citation Statistics, International Mathematical Union (IMU) in cooperation with the International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
Use More Than One Tool
Because each tool will produce different results, it is highly recommended that multiple approaches by used in determining citation counts per author, the importance of individual journals to a given field, and other measurements.
There is no one database that indexes all journals or all issues of journals:
In addition to coverage gaps related to journals, every database also differs in terms of format inclusion. Some also include conference papers, working papers, books, book chapters, blogs, dissertations, and/or other works.
Search for All Possible Forms of an Author's Name
Few databases uniformly distinguish between authors with the same or similar names or pull together all publications by an author who has published with name variations.
If an author has not consistently published with the same name or exact spelling or format of her name, not all of their work will appear in a single search of Google Scholar, for example. Furthermore, an author's name may be listed differently within Google Scholar than in Web of Science, which in turn may both list the author differently than does Scopus. Some platforms use first names while others use first initials or first initials and a wildcard, some may include a middle name, etc. This issue is most typically referred to as author name disambiguation.
Most databases have provisions for authors to correct actual errors in how names are listed, but there is seldom an opportunity to provide a preferred form of name.