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Hirsch recently proposed the h-index as a single-number metric to describe the impact of an academic, combining quality with quantity. An index of h indicates that an individual has h publications, which have been cited at least h times. In this paper, the Google Scholar database and Publish or Perish software are used to generate citation metrics of Australia-trained optometrists. We conclude that this analysis has considerable utility in defining and contextualising the general landscape of Australian academic publishing in a national and international framework.