Understanding and Calculating the H-Index

How to Calculate Your H-Index

The h-index, proposed by Jorge Hirsch in 2005, looks at thenumber of articlesby an author (or group) and thenumber of times those articles have been cited. It combines this data toproduce a single number — the h-index. The h-index is calculated where h number of articles have been cited h or more times e.g.a h-index of 10 means an author has ten articles that have each received ten or more citations.

The following presentation from Curtin University Library explains how to calculate the h-index, along with some of the limitations with it as a measure of research impact.