Friday, August 19, 2005

What the 'h' is that index?

Apparently, a physicist at the University of California, San Diego has come up with an index called h-index to help judge the performance of researchers - and, h-index is the highest number of papers that a scientist has written each of which has received at least that number of citations. Thus, h-index of 50 means 50 papers each of which have at least 50 citations. For more information, go here , here and here: Go here for the paper.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to know about this "h"ell index. I think soon we will have Nobel prize based on this index. I am sure next decade Chinese and Indian gonna get all the Nobels in all the fields, what do you think?

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