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h-index & Google Scholar Profiles

Resources to help with the Promotion process

What’s an h-index? The h-index is a number that gives an idea of a researcher’s individual productivity and influence. The number is based on the scholarly work a researcher creates and the number of papers citing the researcher's work. Your h-index is primarily requested when going through the promotion process.

Until recently, Library Services recommended calculating h-indexes via Scopus. After reviewing best practices, we now recommend calculating your h-index via your Google Scholar profile. Librarians are available to assist in calculating your h-index using Scopus and offering guidance for setting up a Google Scholar profile.