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An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output
J.E. Hirsch ;
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Date 3 Aug 2005
Subject Physics and Society; Statistical Mechanics | physics.soc-ph cond-mat.stat-mech
AbstractI propose the index $h$, defined as the number of papers with citation number higher or equal to $h$, as a useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher.
Source arXiv, physics/0508025
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Review title: A simple formula to quantify research output
Reviewer: reviewer8
Date: 10 June 2008 at 11:41 GMT.

This article introduce a new mathematical index that allows to quantify the research output of a researcher. This mathematical formula is nice and simple. The h-index should be however seen as a guidline or a toy model more than a serious evaluation tool.

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