A few months ago, Google introduced a limited release of Google Scholar Citations, a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time. Now this service available to everyone.
Here’s how it works: you can quickly identify which articles are yours, by selecting one or more groups of articles that are computed statistically. Then, Google collects citations to your articles, graphs them over time, and computes your citation metrics - the widely used h-index; the i-10 index, which is simply the number of articles with at least ten citations; and, of course, the total number of citations to your articles. Each metric is computed over all citations and also over citations in articles published in the last five years.