Web of Science-Finding the H-Index of an Author



welcome to web of science a tool to enhance your research part one web of science has various analytical tools that can help further a scholars research in this video I will show you how to find the h-index of a researcher as well as how to set up email alerts to notify you when an author is being cited web of knowledge provides a single access point to all ISI databases subscribe to buy your university library including web of science you can access web of knowledge at U of M via the Health Sciences Library website in web of knowledge you can search web of science in the web of science tab web of science provides scholarly articles on the sciences social sciences arts and humanities as well as conference proceedings it provides many analytical tools including the h-index the h-index measures and authors productivity based on the impact of their published works within their own field it is calculated by the total number of publications by an author within a specific database and the number of citations in each publication in other words a higher h index equals more productivity but the H index may vary slightly from database to database based on the publication's housed there most important the H index is often a measure used for tenure or by potential employers to judge a candidate and therefore it is extremely important you know where and how to find it let's do a sample author search and find the H index of a rule M shinai on a well published professor of pathology and neurology at the U of M Medical School in web of science type the author's last name and first initial and select author from the drop-down menu for searching you may choose to add any number of variations on an author's name in order to retrieve the most precise results in this case I will add the author's middle initial to expand my search and link them with or click search in your search results page click create citation report at the top right of the results list you will be navigated to the citation report and can find the h-index to the right a rule shown ions h-index is 65 in addition to the h-index the citation report features a breakdown of published items and total citations by year total times cited and the ability to sort your results list by latest date times cited first author source title publication year or conference title you may also elect to remove yourself citations from the results list by clicking view without self citations this may decrease your h-index but you gain a more precise picture of your impact in your field by seeing the sum of citations by other authors finally I will demonstrate how to sign up for my citation alerts this is an easy way to keep track of when your publications are cited a favorite author or simply articles relating to a topic of interest you must be logged in or set up a personal profile to use this feature return to your original search results and select an article you wish to track click on its title on the right side of the page click create citation alert here you'll be asked to log in if you already haven't done so and now you may click done now when this article is cited an alert will be set to your selected email that concludes web of science a tool to enhance your research part 1 next I'll show you how to use journal citation reports and discover the best journals to publish in based on their impact factor

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