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The h-index is a quantitative metric based on analysis of publication data using publications and citations to provide “an estimate of the importance, significance, and broad impact of a scientist’s cumulative research contributions.”  You may find this information in Scopus or Google Scholar.  

For information on the origin of the h-index and details on how it is calculated, please see An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output, J.E. Hirsch.

An h-index may not match between Scopus and Google Scholar due to the differences journal coverage.  To link to your author page in either, copy URL in the address bar when on that page.

What is my h-index?


Tips for using Scopus to find an h-index:

  • Perform an author search and select the author needed from the results list.  Refine the search using the "Refine results" options to the left if needed.
  • Click on the author name to open the Scopus Author Profile.  The h-index appears in the Metrics overview to the left on the profile page.

If you have more than one Scopus ID (indicated by a black box with an "SC" in it), the IDs will need to be merged to obtain a more accurate h-index that encompasses all publications indexed in Scopus.

  • You may need to authenticate with OpenAthens to use Scopus
  • Scopus will require that you log in with your personal account to complete the merge, please create an account if needed

For assistance with locating multiple profiles in Scopus or using the Feedback Wizard, please contact us at


Google Scholar

Tips for using Google Scholar to find your h-index:

  • Click on My Profile at the top of the GoogleScholar page and log in.  If you do not yet have a Google account, one will need to be created
  • On the My Profile page enter your name, email, affiliation, and areas of interest 
  • On the next page, select the groups of articles for which you are an author
  • On the last page, choose options for updates and visibility to the public
  • The following page will display your Google Scholar Profile, which includes an h-index

Other Indexes

g-index: Proposed in 2006 by Leo Egghe in "Theory and practise of the g-index." This number differs from the h-index in that it gives more weight to highly-cited articles, which reflects the performance of an author's top articles and makes the difference between authors more apparent.  

i10-index: Exclusive to Google Scholar, metric reflects the number of publications with at least ten citations.  This metric is visible with h-index in Google Scholar.