What do we know about the h index?

  title={What do we know about the h index?},
  author={L. Bornmann and H. Daniel},
  journal={J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.},
  • L. Bornmann, H. Daniel
  • Published 2007
  • Computer Science
  • J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • Jorge Hirsch (2005a, 2005b) 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… CONTINUE READING
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