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Does the h-index for ranking of scientists really work?

Lutz Bornmann () and Hans-Dieter Daniel
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Hans-Dieter Daniel: University of Zurich, Evaluation Office

Scientometrics, 2005, vol. 65, issue 3, 391-392

Abstract: Summary Hirsch (2005) has proposed the h-index as a single-number criterion to evaluate the scientific output of a researcher (Ball, 2005): A scientist has index h if h of his/her Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np − h) papers have fewer than h citations each. In a study on committee peer review (Bornmann & Daniel, 2005) we found that on average the h-index for successful applicants for post-doctoral research fellowships was consistently higher than for non-successful applicants.

Date: 2005
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