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Measure Author Metrics

How do I calculate the h-index?

  1. Gather list of publications by the author (See Author Disambiguation guide for tips)
  2. Gather number of citations per publication (See Article Metrics guide)
  3. Order publications in descending order by number of citations, and number the publications
  4. Find the point where the numbers intersect, where the number of publications is equal to or less than the number of citations (see table 1)

Table 1: h-index example

Find the point where the numbers intersect, where the number of publications is equal to or less than the number of citations.

Publication #

# of Citations

1

263

2

84

3

61

4

24

5

15

6

9

7

8

8

5

In this example, h-index is 7

h index is 7

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