The h-index is an author metric developed by Jorge Hirsch and is used to measure the productivity and impact of a specific scholar. It is based on the author's most cited papers and the number of citations they have received in other publications.

Wikipedia explains the calculation of the h-index in this manner:

Formally, if *f* is the function that corresponds to the number of citations for each publication, we compute the *h* index as follows. First we order the values of *f* from the largest to the lowest value. Then, we look for the last position in which *f* is greater than or equal to the position (we call *h* this position). For example, if we have a researcher with 5 publications A, B, C, D, and E with 10, 8, 5, 4, and 3 citations, respectively, the *h* index is equal to 4 because the 4th publication has 4 citations and the 5th has only 3. In contrast, if the same publications have 25, 8, 5, 3, and 3, then the index is 3 because the fourth paper has only 3 citations.

*f*(A)=10,*f*(B)=8,*f*(C)=5,*f*(D)=4,*f*(E)=3 →*h*-index=4*f*(A)=25,*f*(B)=8,*f*(C)=5,*f*(D)=3,*f*(E)=3 →*h*-index=3

If we have the function *f* ordered in decreasing order from the largest value to the lowest one, we can compute the *h* index as follows:

*h*-index (f) =

Your h-index can be found using the following resources:

Instructions for each are below;

To find the h-index in Scopus:

- Go to Scopus
- The default search is
**Documents**; click on**Authors**, which is next to Documents - If you have an ORCID ID, the process is simple, enter it and click on Search. If not:
- Enter your name. For a more specific search, enter your first name. You can include institutional affiliation as well.
- When the results list appears, check the authors that could be you, then
- Click on
**View citation overview**above the list of names. - The author h-index is near the top, in the gray area. to the right. You can also view an h-graph

To find your h-index in Google Scholar, you will need to create a profile, using your gmail account, in Google Scholar. To do that:

- Go to Google Scholar with your gmail opened in another tab.
- Choose My Profile from the top left
- If you have not already created a profile to track your articles, a form will appear that will have your name and email already filled in. You can add affiliation..
- Once you've created that profile, your published articles will appear with an h-index for you. NOTE: It was my experience, that not all of my articles appeared. If this is the case, you can add them separately to your profile.