Friday, 26 September 2014

H-index – A Neat Calculation of Scholarly Work

What is the genesis of any scientific research? No prize for guessing as very few would contradict the purpose of any invention is always focused towards the betterment of human civilization. Developing a manuscript which could lead to the prototype for a new, innovative product is a consequence of thorough research and development.
How to evaluate the worth of a scientific research that could potentially lead to ground breaking discovery in the chosen field? The journal impact factor is the conventional approach of ranking journals in a sequential order of significance. However, this method has received a lot of criticism.
 What is H-index?
In 2005, Jorge E. Hirsch, a Professor of physics......