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h 10

February 8th, 2008 by myrta

Since we are using a decimal numbering system, we have the impression that ten and its multiples are somehow more “important”. So it happens that our goals are usually expressed in multiples of ten. Coming to the point, my h-index has become 10 in these last weeks. The h-index is a metric to evaluate a scientist on the basis of the impact of his/her work. An h-index N means that a scientist has N publications that have N citations or more. “This metric is useful because it discounts the disproportionate weight of highly cited papers or papers that have not yet been cited. (Web of Science)”.

Indeed in my case on the total of 12 publications, the average number of citations is slightly above 27, nevertheless the most recent publications have still very few citations, while a couple of older articles collect together 140 citations that is more than 40% of the total.

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