What do we know about the h index?

@article{Bornmann2007WhatDW,
  title={What do we know about the h index?},
  author={Lutz Bornmann and Hans-Dieter Daniel},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2007},
  volume={58},
  pages={1381-1385}
}
recently proposed the h index to quantify the research output of individual scientists. The new index has attracted a lot of attention in the scientific community. The claim that the h index in a single number provides a good representation of the scientific lifetime achievement of a scientist as well as the (supposed) simple calculation of the h index using common literature databases lead to the danger of improper use of the index. We describe the advantages and disadvantages of the h index… CONTINUE READING
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