The h-i index: A proposed new metric of individual scientific output

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It is proposed that since scientific output of individual researchers is not unidimensional, its popular measure, h-index, should be augmented with a measure of the average impact of the h top cited publications, i, that is basically independent of h. It is argued that the two metrics, h and i, reflect two separate facets of scientific output, the latter being little affected by seniority.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • h-Index

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  • Library and Information Sciences

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