On the Opportunities and Limitations of the H-index

Glänzel, Wolfgang On the Opportunities and Limitations of the H-index., 2006 [Newspaper/magazine article]


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A new indicator for the assessment of the research performance of individual scientists was suggested by Jorge E. Hirsch in 2005. Several opportunities and limitations of this new measure are discussed.

Item type: Newspaper/magazine article
Keywords: Hirsch index, h-index, scientometric indicators, research evaluation
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Wolfgang Glanzel
Date deposited: 02 May 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:07
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/9378


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