Document (#32578)

Author
Vanclay, J.K.
Title
On the robustness of the h-index
Source
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 58(2007) no.10, S.1547-1550
Year
2007
Abstract
The h-index (Hirsch, 2005) is robust, remaining relatively unaffected by errors in the long tails of the citations-rank distribution, such as typographic errors that short-change frequently cited articles and create bogus additional records. This robustness, and the ease with which h-indices can be verified, support the use of a Hirsch-type index over alternatives such as the journal impact factor. These merits of the h-index apply both to individuals and to journals.
Theme
Citation indexing

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