… an h-index of 16 or more, which is regarded as the “hallmark of a successful scientist” ...
Is that true??? For both hard and social sciences? And if true, which calculation do you trust? Is the Google Scholar h-Index a trusted source?
This brings up another question… How do all of the WWW sites for papers/research such as arXiv.org
, etc. affect paper rankings? Maybe many of these papers never make into an “official journal”? These sites probably keep stats on papers browsed, papers downloaded, and so on. A downloaded paper shows greater interest/attention than a browsed paper. Are these online publications omitted, or included, in h-index calcs? Anyone know how all of this works?