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Research Impact: What is my h-index?

Research impact, publishing for impact, research communication tools.

What is H-index?

H-index is a measure of “whole career” citation volume, allowing a measure of a person’s research impact

It is increasingly being used by universities as a measure of researcher impact, with increases in h-index being used in promotional assessments.

For example, an h-index=10 means that a person has 10 publications that have been cited at least 10 times

h-index tools

 

Journal 

coverage

Non-journal 

coverage

Data

reliability

Ease of

use

Web of Science

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Scopus   

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Google Scholar

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Remember..

Your h-index is not static

Cite h-index calculations carefully. e.g.: "H-index calculated using Web of Science on 6 December 2012"

Your h-index will differ depending on the source

This is because different source data is used to obtain citation counts

Do not combine data from different sources to obtain one h-index.

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