Hirsch Index and Citations

Feed: Dr. Myron Evans
Posted on: Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:56 AM
Author: metric345
Subject: Hirsch Index and Citations

I decided to try to calculate my Hirsch impact factor manually using Google Scholar, plus number of citations. I also used the gadget given in Google Scholar to calculate it. The results show that I am probably among the most cited scientists in the world.

Name Number of Google Scholar Entries H Index Citations

“M. W. Evans” 5,720 40 7,338
“Myron Evans” 481 21 2,497
Manual about 27 at least 5,000

The problem with the gadget is that it only has half my output of about a thousand papers for “Myron Evans”, and mixes me up with four or five other scientists with the same name “M. W. Evans”. The manual result 27 is close to the average brought up by the gadget, 30. The top 1% of physicists must have accumulated 2,073 citations according to wikipedia. I am way above this cut. There are many very well cited publications down to the Hirsch index cut at about 27, and then a very long tail of publications each well cited but below 27, so they do not count for the Hirsch index. The latter is therefore very primitive and very rough, but without doubt puts me near the top in the world, Hirsch index plus total citations. Papers on the ECE websites are included by Google Scholar. The scientometrics developed by AIAS are vastly superior to Hirsch or just counting citations, but Hirsch plus total citations is the method used for prizes, funding, etc. My best work has been done in the last decade, but it is uniformly well cited over forty years of productivity and quality. In comparison with the Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson of Cardiff for example I am way out ahead of him, with the greatest of respect to him.

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