Ron’s New Trick/Lie

My Conventional h Index

April 4, 2017

This has increased sharply from 39 to 42 in one year: see “Google Scholar”. Compared with our advanced scientometrics, the h index is exceedingly rough and ready. I give my h index just to compare with the usual method of measuring impact. So the top 42 most cited articles were each cited 42 or more times. The total number of citations for these 42 articles is 6,266. So the average is 149.19 for the top forty two articles articles and books.”

It seems that only the citations account-holder can access these details on Scholar, so nobody else can check these data. Ron’s claim is dubious, as we can access Scopus (behind a paywall) and the data there show that his h-index has fallen steadily post-breakdown. It is currently in single figures. We shall try to cut and paste the Scopus graph later. We have done it before:


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