Based on the research proposed by Hirsch (2005), “the index h, defined as the number of papers citation number ≥h, as a useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher”. Hirsch (2005), suggested a calculation wherein “a scientist has index h if h of his or her Np papers have at least h citations each and the other (Np – h) papers have ≤h citations each”. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0507655102).
In Scopus, h-index is not a static value rather it is calculated live on a set of results. (https://blog.scopus.com/posts/the-scopus-h-index-what-s-it-all-about-part-i)
Advantages of the h-Index:
Disadvantages of the h-Index:
On this page, click the “Author Search” tab and create a search by typing the last name, first name (or first initials). Note: No special punctuation is required and multiple initials must be separated by a space.
The database will generate all the results at the bottom page. If there is more than one result for a given search, the database will list down all the related names to help you identify the author you want. Click the Author’s name to view the Author’s Profile/Details.
Within the Author’s Profile, you will find “View h-Graph” button to generate the h-index diagram. SCOPUS’s document and citation trends coverage start from 1997 to present.
The h-graph profile page will allow you to adjust different variables (ex. the range of dates of the documents published by the author) and it will automatically recalculate the h-index. The Analyze Author Output will show you the h-index of the author, documents submitted, number of citations, and even the co-authors.
The actual data shows the graphical presentation of Documents (by source, type, year, & subject), citations, and co-authors.