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Research Resources

Journal and Scholar Rankings

Predatory Publishing

There has been an explosion in the number of open access journals in recent years. While many are serious scholarly projects that make a solid contribution to academia, some are of dubious intellectual value, and exist primarily to enrich their publishers through publishing fees. 


The H-index is a popular measure of publishing impact, where an author's H-index is represented by the number of papers (h) with a citation number ≥ h.

For example, a scientist with an H-index of 14 has published numerous papers, 14 of which have been cited at least 14 times.

Note: H-index values often vary significantly by database, as each database contains different sources (e.g., peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, or grey literature) and thus different citation counts.

The following databases will calculate h-indexes for researchers.

If you have a ResearchGate account, you can also get an h-index through them:

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