Is it possible to compare researchers with different scientific interests?

@article{Batista2006IsIP,
  title={Is it possible to compare researchers with different scientific interests?},
  author={Pablo Diniz Batista and M{\^o}nica G. Campiteli and Osame Kinouchi},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={68},
  pages={179-189}
}
The number h of papers with at least h citations has been proposed to evaluate individuals scientific research production. This index is robust in several ways but yet strongly dependent on the research field. We propose a complementary index ) ( 2 T a I N h h = , with ) (T a N being the total number of authors in the considered h papers. A researcher with index hI has hI papers with at least hI citation if he/she had published alone. We have obtained the rank plots of h and h I for four… 
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