The h-Index is a different type of measure assigned to an author rather than a particular paper or work. This is a more recent measure developed in 2005 by Dr Jorge Hirsch, a physicist at the University of California.
The h-index is designed to measure the impact and productivity of a researcher. It identifies the highest number of papers from an individual’s publication list to have the same or a higher number of citations. If a researcher has a h-index of 5 then they have at least 5 publications with 5 or more citations.
It’s commonly accepted that the h-Index varies for different research disciplines, purely because of the different publishing patterns of the disciplines.
Watch this video to see how to retrieve author impact data from the Scopus database.
Scopus 2018, Scopus tutorial: how to assess an author’s impact, YouTube, Elsevier, <https://youtu.be/FppIJXTaYlY>
After watching the video, go to Scopus and search for your’s or a colleague’s author impact information.
Watch the video below to explore more about issues around impact factor.
Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative & Kobilka, B 2012, I am very troubled by the importance of impact factor, Youtube, NobelPrizeII, <https://youtu.be/eOd20-lFCaE>.