This paper deals with the application of scientometric parameters in the evaluation of scientists, either as individuals or in small formal groups. The parameters are divided into two groups: parameters of scientific productivity and citation parameters. The scientific productivity was further subdivided into three types of parameters: (i) total productivity, (ii) partial productivity, and (iii) productivity in scientific fields and subfields. These citation parameters were considered: (i) impact factors of journals, (ii) impact factors of scientific fields and subfields, (iii) citations of individual papers, (iv) citations of individual authors, (v) expected citation rates and relative citation rates, and (vi) self-citations, independent citations and negative citations. Particular attention was payed to the time-dependence of the scientometric parameters. If available, numeric values of the world parameters were given and compared with the data about the scientific output of Croatian scientists.