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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Nov 15;102(46):16569-72. Epub 2005 Nov 7.

An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output.

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Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0319, USA. jhirsch@ucsd.edu

Abstract

I propose the index h, defined as the number of papers with citation number > or =h, as a useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher.

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