Citation-based research metrics look at the number of times your publications have been cited by other researchers within a given article database.
If your research is cited frequently in other academic literature, it is an indication that your research is making a significant impact.
Examples of Citation-Based Metrics
Citation Count: The aggregate number of academic citations a given publication or group of publications has received.
Citation Impact: The average number of citations a given author receives per publication.
h-Index: Considers citation impact alongside productivity to determine a researcher's consistency of impact.
i10 Index: The number of publications (in a given group of publications) that have been cited at least 10 times.