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h-index: a single-number author-level metric of impact, combining both quality and quantity. Based on the set of your most cited papers and the number of citations that you have received in the papers published by other researchers. A researcher with an index of h has published h papers, each of which has been cited by others at least h times.

The h-index of an author will be different in each of these databases, since the calculation is based on the indexed content within each database.

Norris, M. & Oppenheim, C. (2010). The h-index: A broad review of a new bibliometric indicator. Journal of Documentation, 66(5), 681-705. doi: 10.1108/00220411011066790

Spicer, A. (2015, 21st May). Explainer: What is an H-index and how is it calculated? The Conversation. Retrieved from


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The Author Evaluator helps you quickly analyze an author's publishing output with easy-to-read charts. The charts include Documents, Citations, and h-index.

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Publish or Perish is a free software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. POP uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these. The quality of data varies, use with caution.



Google Scholar Citations

Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

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