About Author Profile Pages
Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase and promote an author’s scholarly work. This page automatically displays a list of an author’s articles and ScholarRank statistics and can be enhanced to include a photo, biographical information, and links to the author’s website and social media accounts. Use email alerts to be notified when an author’s articles are added, or when the author is cited by new articles added to the database.
How to Locate an Author Profile Page
To find an author profile page, use the Advanced Search option found on the main search bar. Enter the author’s name into the Author field and click the Search button.
Click the name displayed to be taken to the author profile page.
Users have the option to email an author’s profile page to a recipient of their choice from this page. A subscription to HeinOnline is not required to view an author’s profile page. However, a subscription will be required to view the articles that link from the profile page.
Author profile pages can also be found through the Law Journal Library with the Author Profiles tab:
How to Enhance an Author Profile Page
If an author already has articles in HeinOnline, a basic version of their page will automatically be created—compiling articles or providing a ranking. To enhance an author profile page by adding a photo, personal biography, and other information, follow these steps:
1. Fill out the form below.
2. Complete the linked form. Users will be asked to provide the following:
- Email Address
- Birth Year
- Author Biography
- Links to social media profiles such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Etc.
3. A HeinOnline Support Representative will enhance the author’s profile using the information provided in the form and notify the submitter once the information is available in HeinOnline.
Note: To learn how to connect an ORCID ID to an Author Profile Page in HeinOnline, please refer to our Knowledge Base.
Author Profile Enhancement Request
Editing an Enhanced Author Profile
Editing Your Own Author Profile in HeinOnline
Authors who have enhanced their author profile page to include their email addresses have the ability to edit their own author profile information through MyHein. To access this feature, authors must be signed in to their MyHein account created under the same email address. Users may access the edit portal from within their MyHein account or from anywhere in HeinOnline.
Editing Faculty Author Profiles for Your Institution
University and college librarians may request to become administrators so that they can edit their school’s faculty author profiles. Librarians may request to have their email address authorized as an admin here.
Once authorized, librarians must sign into their MyHein account created under the same email address to access the edit portal. Librarians may find the edit portal within their MyHein account or from anywhere in HeinOnline.
Other Author Profile Features
ScholarRank is an overall ranking based on the calculation of five HeinOnline ScholarCheck metrics. The Z-score for each of the five metrics is taken and then averaged; the final average is entered into standard competition ranking to produce the overall ScholarRank for each author. The raw data and final ranking can be found on the HeinOnline author’s profile page.
ScholarRank Metrics Include:
- The number of times an author has been cited by other articles in HeinOnline within 5 years only
- The number of times an author has been cited by other articles in HeinOnline beyond the past 5 years only
- The number of times an author has been cited by cases available in HeinOnline or via Fastcase within the past five years only
- The number of times an author has been cited by cases available in HeinOnline or via Fastcase beyond the past five years only
- The number of times an article has been accessed by other HeinOnline users within a rolling 12-month period
- ScholarRank is your overall ranking based on the calculation of the five metrics above
Four metrics not factored into an author’s overall ScholarRank ranking analysis, are available for informational purposes only.
- Average Citations per Article
This metric counts the cumulative number of times this author has 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.
- Average Citations per Document:
This metric counts the cumulative number of times this author has been cited by other articles, then divides this number by this author’s total number of documents written, to calculate the average number of citations per document.
This metric counts the cumulative number of times an author has self-cited his or her own work.
The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of an author. The index is based on the set of the author’s most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.
HeinOnline and ORCID
ORCID is an independent non-profit organization that provides a persistent identifier–an ORCID ID– to distinguish a particular author from other researchers while simultaneously showcasing his or her research outputs and activities. ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. Visit orcid.org for more information on the organization.
Registering for an ORCID ID is quick, simple, and free. After completing the brief registration process, researchers will receive a unique and persistent identification number which will eliminate name ambiguities.
Whether you’ve created an ORCID account in the past or you’re completely new to the feature, follow our step-by-step instructions provide in the Knowledge Base for the smoothest ORCID experience in HeinOnline.
Author Profile Email Alerts
We have enhanced our Author Profile Pages yet again with the help of machine learning and natural language processing tools!
Users can now receive email alerts when articles are added to HeinOnline that are similar to those written by a specific author. Authors who write on particular subjects will love this feature! We would like to thank Mary Whisner, from the University of Washington School of Law, for this suggestion!