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Scientometric Dilemma: Is H-index Adequate for Scientific Validity of Academic’s Work?

Izet Masic, Edin Begic.

Abstract
H-index is an index that attempts to measure the productivity and impact of published work of scientists. H-index has several advantages – it combines productivity with echo, is not sensitive to extreme values in terms of articles without citation or to articles with above-average number of citations and directly enables the identification of the most relevant articles with regard to the number of citations received. H-index has great potential in the academic community, but it still has not realistic indicator of the quality of work of one author. Authors described most used indices for scientific assessment.

Key words: scientific publications, scientific validity, H-index.



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