This past September it was announced that U.S. News & World Report will not be proceeding with a scholarly impact ranking for law schools. We appreciate all the hard work and time librarians spent curating and editing their faculty’s Author Profile Pages within HeinOnline. Although U.S. News will not be releasing a new ranking, we continue to be committed to quality control and preserving the integrity of our data, including citation counts. Author Profile Pages provide a wealth of data, which is why we are considering enhancing our scholarly analysis next Fall.
Author Profile Page Features
Author Profile Pages are an excellent way to showcase, promote, and contextualize the scholarly work of individual authors throughout HeinOnline. When an author is identified and attributed to a HeinOnline work, an Author Profile Page is automatically created for that individual. The page displays a list of that author’s works as well as their ScholarRank statistics—their scholarly impact ranking, based on a number of factors and relative to other authors in HeinOnline.
Let’s take a closer look at all the features available within author profile pages, and what they have to offer.
Access a dedicated landing page for any author in HeinOnline, which can be enhanced to include a photo, biography, and more.
Browse a regularly updated list of works by any author in HeinOnline, and link directly to the image-based PDF of those works.
See how an author’s citation and other data compares to other authors in HeinOnline with our unique ScholarRank feature.
Dive into the context of a particular author with the interactive flowchart available with our Explore This Author tool.
Receive a variety of email alerts relating to an author, including for when new material by that author is added to HeinOnline.
With Courtroom Insight integration, more than 6,300 HeinOnline authors have been identified as expert witnesses.
Link your ORCID profile to include a bidirectional link on both platforms, including the ability to display scholarly works in both places.
Download a CSV of ScholarCheck metrics for all enhanced profiles for an entire institution with the ability to sort and filter data.
Edit your enhanced author profile page using your MyHein account. Update your biography, personal information, biography, and more.
Become an administrator to gain access to all enhanced author profiles for your institution, and edit profiles right within your MyHein account.
About HeinOnline’s Scholarly Analysis
While an author’s ScholarRank and ScholarCheck metrics can be found directly on their author profile page, we also offer a section within the Law Journal Library where users can find even more analysis. Navigate to the Most-Cited browse by option to see the most-cited authors, articles, and journals.
We are considering expanding our scholarly analysis in the upcoming months. This potential analysis would use a new algorithm developed internally and allow users to compare authors across a variety of metrics, such as subjects. Since we are still in the beginning stages of scoping out this project, be sure to stay tuned to the HeinOnline Blog for any updates.