Should the h-index be discounted?

Loet Leydesdorff loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET
Sun Mar 16 18:16:58 EDT 2008

Dear Quentin, 
The whole enconium is available as pdf at
Best wishes, 

Loet Leydesdorff 
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), 
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam. 
Tel.: +31-20- 525 6598; fax: +31-20- 525 3681 
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From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics
[mailto:SIGMETRICS at LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Quentin L. Burrell
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 9:37 PM
Subject: [SIGMETRICS] Should the h-index be discounted?

Several people have contacted me regarding my paper
Should the h-index be discounted?

which was published in

Glänzel, W., Schubert, A. & Schlemmer, B. (eds.) (2007). The

world of Tibor Braun: A multidisciplinary encomium for his 75th birthday.

Leuven; ISSI. (pp65-68)

As the publication does not seem to be readily available in electronic form,
a pre-print version is available by contacting me directly.




Dr Quentin L Burrell
Isle of Man International Business School
The Nunnery
Old Castletown Road
Isle of Man IM2 1QB
via United Kingdom

q.burrell at

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