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Last Updated: 21 Mar, 2017     Views: 87

The H index, or Hirshe index, is a measure of a researcher’s impact in terms of citations. It’s the highest number of a researcher’s papers that has had at least the same number of citations.

A researcher's H index can be found in the databases Scopus and Web of Science, accessible via the Databases A-Z. Instructions on how to find an individual's H index (and an explanation of why it's likely to be different in each database) are on our H index webpage.

For further help, do contact your Subject Liaison Librarian.

See also the alternative, hl,annual - From h-index to hIa: The ins and outs of research metrics, by Anne-Wil Harzing.