Databases with h-index
You can calculate the h-index yourself, or let one of these databases do it for you. Remember that they only gather information from the journals they index.
Properly identifying authors and their papers is difficult for obvious reasons. How many articles are authored by J. Smith, Y. Lee, or L. Jackson? The groups below are working to solve this problem.
Citation Search Tips
Each citation source produces slightly different results depending on the content and coverage of the source. This underscores the importance of using multiple citation sources to judge the true impact of an author's work. The search strategy should be broad and inclusive enough to accomodate the following pitfalls.
- Search results vary by database used.
- Search all permutations of the cited author's name: last name; last name, first and middle initials; last name and first initial.
- If someone is second or third author, search by the lead authors to locate the cited reference.
- Author names and titles in foreign languages and non-Roman script may require extra effort to determine their transcription or transliteraton in each database.
The Metrics Toolkit was created by information professionals to provide information about the most popular research metrics in one place. Information includes
- how the metric is calculated
- sources for the metric
- how the metric is used
- cautions about potential misuse
- links to further information