A multilevel meta-analysis of studies reporting correlations between the h index and 37 different h index variants

  title={A multilevel meta-analysis of studies reporting correlations between the h index and 37 different h index variants},
  author={L. Bornmann and R. Mutz and Sven E. Hug and H. Daniel},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
  • L. Bornmann, R. Mutz, +1 author H. Daniel
  • Published 2011
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • J. Informetrics
  • This paper presents the first meta-analysis of studies that computed correlations between the h index and variants of the h index (such as the g index; in total 37 different variants) that have been proposed and discussed in the literature. A high correlation between the h index and its variants would indicate that the h index variants hardly provide added information to the h index. This meta-analysis included 135 correlation coefficients from 32 studies. The studies were based on a total… CONTINUE READING
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