The H-index captures output based on the total number of publications and the total number of citations to those works, providing a focused snapshot of an individual’s research performance.
Example: If a researcher has 15 papers, each of which has at least 15 citations, their h-index is 15.
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1 Working Group on Bibliometrics. (2016). Measuring Research Output Through Bibliometrics. University of Waterloo. Retrieved from https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/bitstream/handle/10012/10323/Bibliometrics%20White%20Paper%202016%20Final_March2016.pdf?sequence=4&isAllowed=y
2 Alakangas, S. & Warburton, J. Research impact: h-index. The University of Melbourne. Retrieved from http://unimelb.libguides.com/c.php?g=402744&p=2740739
In the below example, an author has 8 papers that have been cited 33, 30, 20, 15, 7, 6, 5 and 4 times. This tells us that the author's h-index is 6.
What does an h-index of 6 mean?