B – Correlation between peer assessments and h index values

Bornmann L, Schier H, Marz W et al. Does the h index for assessing single publications really work? A case study on papers published in chemistry. Scientometrics 2011;89:835-843
(doi: 10.1007/s11192-011-0472-0)

The results from a study on the peer review process of the Angewandte Chemie International Edition showed a correlation between peer assessments and single publication h index values: after publication, manuscripts with positive ratings by the journal’s reviewers showed on average higher h index values than manuscripts with negative ratings by reviewers.