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Finding an Author's h-index with Web of Science

h-index:  The h-index, or Hirsch index, measures the impact of a particular researcher rather than a journal. "It is defined as the highest number of publications of a researcher  that received h or more citations each while the other publications have not more than h citations each (Schreiber, 2008a)." The h-index is included in Web of Science. For example, a scholar with an h-index of 5 had published 5 papers, each of which has been cited by others at least 5 times.

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  • Integrated with Web of Science (high impact journals)
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