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The h index and career assessment by numbers

Kelly, Clint; Jennions, Michael


Growing demand to quantify the research output from public funding has tempted funding agencies, promotion committees and employers to treat numerical indices of research output more seriously. So many assessment exercises are now conducted worldwide that traditional peer assessment is threatened. Here, we describe a new citation-based index (Hirsh's h index) and examine several factors that might influence it for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, such as gender, country of residence,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2006.01.005


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