What is H-index

Previously researchers are rank based on how many impact factor journals they have. However, recently, a more superior measure was used which is the h-index.

So, what is h-index?

H-index is an index that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation body of work published in the scientific and akateemisia.Indeksi based on the number most cited scientific articles and the number of citations received in other publications. The index can be applied to the productivity and effectiveness of the academic journal and a group of scientists, such as department or university or country. The index was proposed in 2005 by Jorge E. Hirsch, a physicist at UCSD, as a means to determine the relative quality of a theoretical physicist and is sometimes called the Hirsch Hirsch index or number.

The index is based on the distribution of citations received by a given researcher’s publications. Hirsch writes:

A scientist has index h if h of his/her Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np − h) papers have no more than h citations each.

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