Category: Author Level
Definition: The h-index is equivalent to the number of h publications by an author that have been cited h number of times.
Use Case: The h-index is used as evidence of the scholarly influence of an author's or group of authors', body of work.
Location: The h-index can be calculated by hand, however it is offered in databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, or Google Scholar.
Field Normalized? No
Sample Statement: Dr. Fauci has created an output of 1174 documents between 1965 and 2020, and his h-index is 178 (Scopus).
What that means: Dr. Fauci has at least 178 papers that have been cited at least 178 times.