The h-index is no longer an effective correlate of scientific reputation

  title={The h-index is no longer an effective correlate of scientific reputation},
  author={Vladlen Koltun and David Hafner},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
The impact of individual scientists is commonly quantified using citation-based measures. The most common such measure is the h-index. A scientist’s h-index affects hiring, promotion, and funding decisions, and thus shapes the progress of science. Here we report a large-scale study of scientometric measures, analyzing millions of articles and hundreds of millions of citations across four scientific fields and two data platforms. We find that the correlation of the h-index with awards that… 

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