Tuesday, August 2, 2016

H-Index Calculation

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scholar's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications. The index was suggested in 2005 by Jorge E. Hirsch and is sometimes called the Hirsch index or Hirsch number.
How to calculate H-Index Using SCOPUS
1.     From the home page of Botanical Library & Information System go to the SCOPUS database. From this page, click the "Author Search" tab:
2.     Next, conduct a search by the author's name. You may enter the last name with or without the first name, first initial, or first and middle initials. No special punctuation is required. Multiple initials should be separated by a space.
Note down below that all subject areas are selected by default.
3.     Results for all matches will appear at the bottom of the page. If there is more than one match for a given name, multiple results will be listed to help you disambiguate the author you desire. Click on the author’s name.
4.     On the author's Details page, you will find a button to generate the h-index called "h-graph." Note: SCOPUS only covers 1996 to the present.
5.     On the h-graph page, you can adjust different variables (e.g., the range of dates of the documents published by the author) and recalculate the h-index. In addition to adjusting the date range, you can exclude self-citations and zoom in to portions of the graph.
6.     The “Documents” tab allows easy visualization of the author’s publications by subject, year, and more.
7.       The “Citations” tab allows easy visualization of how many times the author has been cited each year. Coverage spans from 1996 to present.
8.        The “Co-authors” tab allows easy visualization of the Co-authors of his publications.

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