B – Use of h-index in chemical research

Ciriminna R, Pagliaro M. On the use of the h-index in evaluating chemical research. Chemistry Central Journal 2013;7:132
(doi: 10.1186/1752-153X-7-132)

Citations in chemistry are meaningful. The h-index alone, however, cannot render the multidimensional complexity of research performance. According to the authors, the best way of measuring performance is to use the informed peer review, where peers judge on the base of a bibliometric report, once the limits and advantages of bibliometric indicators have been thoroughly understood, and their use expanded and improved in a useful and wise manner.