## How is h-index calculated in Scopus?

The h-index can be calculated automatically in Web of Science and Scopus or manually in other databases that provide citation information (e.g. SciFinder, PsychINFO, Google Scholar). The index is based on a list of publications ranked in descending order by the number of citations these publications received.

### How do I calculate my h-index?

The h-index is calculated by counting the number of publications for which an author has been cited by other authors at least that same number of times. For instance, an h-index of 17 means that the scientist has published at least 17 papers that have each been cited at least 17 times.

**What is h-index in Scopus?**

An h-index is a rough summary measure of a researcher’s productivity and impact. Productivity is quantified by the number of papers, and impact by the number of citations the researchers’ publications have received.

**Can h-index go down?**

The h-index is influence both by quantity (Scholarly Output) and publication impact (Citation Count). Originally conceived as a useful reflection of a researcher’s accumulated career, it is represented by a single number which stays the same or increases with time – it cannot go down.

## What is the difference between h-index and impact factor?

The impact factor is used to measure journal prestige, while the h index is used to measure researcher impact. Therefore, the two cannot be compared.

### What is considered a good h-index?

What is a Good h-Index? Hirsch reckons that after 20 years of research, an h-index of 20 is good, 40 is outstanding, and 60 is truly exceptional. In his paper, Hirsch shows that successful scientists do, indeed, have high h-indices: 84% of Nobel prize winners in physics, for example, had an h-index of at least 30.

**What is the h-index of Einstein?**

44

Albert Einstein has an h-index of 44.

**What is a respectable h-index?**

## Is an h-index of 10 good?

As an example, an h index of 10 means that among all publications by one author, 10 of these publications have received at least 10 citations each. Hirsch argues that the h index is preferable to other single-number criteria, such as the total number of papers, the total number of citations and citations per paper.

### Which is more important h-index or impact factor?

**Is h-index of 15 good?**

H-index scores between 3 and 5 seem common for new assistant professors, scores between 8 and 12 fairly standard for promotion to the position of tenured associate professor, and scores between 15 and 20 about right for becoming a full professor.

**What is a good h-index for assistant professor?**

We found that, on average, assistant professors have an h-index of 2-5, associate professors 6-10, and full professors 12-24. These are mean or median values only—the distribution of values at each rank is very wide. If you hope to win a Nobel Prize, your h-index should be at least 35 and preferably closer to 70.

## How can I Find my h index on Scopus?

Scopus does not calculate a h-index on search results automatically the way Web of Science does, but it is still possible to find it manually by ranking the articles by times cited. Now scroll to the first article which has an article number greater than its number of citations.

### Is there a way to calculate the h index?

You can still calculate a h-index, but it requires some manual work. First change the “Sorted by” dropdown menu to “Times Cited — highest to lowest”, and then scroll to the point at which the times cited is less than the rank. Check out our h-index how-tofor more information on how to calculate a h-index manually. Related Articles

**How do I calculate my h-index in Google Scholar?**

The value of h is equal to the number of papers (N) in the list that have N or more citations. Before you can calculate your h-index, you will need a complete publication list. The procedures to do this in Web of Science and in Scopus are listed below. Calculating your citation index with Google scholar.pdf (310,51 kb) Procedure in Web of Science

**How is the h index for a grant calculated?**

But more importantly, the h-index is one of the measures funding agencies or the university’s hiring committee calculate when you apply for a grant or a position. Given the often huge number of applications, the h-index is calculated in order to rank candidates and apply a pre-filter. Is calculating my h-index on Scopus free?