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Measure Scholarly Impact: H-index

The H-index is a way of calculating a researcher's scholarly impact based on the number of papers they have published and the number of times those papers have been cited. Your h-index will vary depending on what tool you use to calculate it, because tools have differing rules around what publications they include in the count.

Calculate H-index with Web of Science Citation Report

The Citation Report allows you to create a report of a researcher's citations in Web of Science, as well as an h-index based on those citations.

Keep in mind that for this report, Web of Science only uses data from journals indexed in that database — not all disciplines are equally covered. It is particularly strong in the sciences and most social sciences.

Calculate H-index with Google Scholar

Your citation count and h-index appears on a profile that you create in Google Scholar. 

  • Only the publications in your profile will be counted.
  • Publications that do not appear in Google Scholar search results cannot be added to your profile.
  • Google Scholar indexes articles when their citation information is available on the public web.
  • It includes selections from PubMed, IEEE, American Institute of Physics, proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,, American Medical Association and other medicine journals, Ingenta, SpringerLink,Wiley Interscience, Cambridge journals, Taylor and Francis, Sage Publications, Blackwell-Synergy, OCLC First Search, open access journals and pre-prints, and online dissertations and theses.