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Scholars at Mount Sinai: Group Maintenance: Adding or Updating an H-Index

What's an H-Index?

"The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar....The h-index is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given author/journal has published h papers that have each been cited at least h times."1

For example, an h-index of 5 means that a researcher has at least 5 publications cited 5 times or more.

1. h-index. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Accessed June 23, 2022.

NEW: The h-Index in Scholars Profiles

Previously in PlumX, the h-index needed to be updated by checking the number in Scopus and manually adding the new number.

In the Scholars Portal, the process is slightly different. Once Scopus is enabled and linked with a profile the h-index will display on the profile and dynamically, automatically update. This eliminates the need to manually change an h-index and is one less maintenance task to perform.

Please note that Scopus is the preferred source for h-index information on the ISMMS Scholars Portal.