B – Measuring scientific eminence with h-index and other indicators

Peter Vinkler. – Eminence of scientists in the light of the h-index and other scientometric indicators. Journal of Information Science 2007 33: 481-491. DOI: 10.1177/0165551506072165

Scientometrics cannot offer a simple consistent method for measuring the scientific eminence of individuals. The h-index method introduced by Hirsch was found applicable for evaluating publications of senior scientists with similar publishing features, only. When calculating scientometric indexes for individuals, self-citations should be excluded and the effect of the different bibliometric features of the field should be taken into account.