A Google Scholar H-Index for Journals: A Better Metric to Measure Journal Impact in Economics & Business?
Harzing, A.W.; Wal, R. van der (2009) A Google Scholar h-index for journals: An alternative metric to measure journal impact in Economics & Business?, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 60, no. 1, pp 41-46.
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Jacso, Peter (2012) Using Google Scholar for journal impact factors and the h-index in nationwide publishing assessments in academia - Siren songs and air-raid sirens (final manuscript). In print: Online Information Review, 36(3): 462-478.
h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2010-2014 have at least h citations each.hide.
Google Scholar also has measures of the journal’s metric, the h5-index, which is the h index for articles published in that journal for the last ve years.
Harzing, A.-W. and van der Wal, R. (2009), A Google Scholar h-index for journals: An alternative metric to measure journal impact in economics and business.
Also, it is interesting to analyse the effect this citation increase may have on the h-index for journals indexed in GS Metrics.
Anne-Wil Harzing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org University of Melbourne Web: www.harzing.com Department of Management & Marketing Faculty of Economics & Commerce Parkville Campus Melbourne, VIC 3010 Australia A Google Scholar H-Index for Journals...
A systematic comparison between the Google Scholar h-index and the ISI Journal Impact Factor for a sample of 838 journals in Economics & Business shows that the former provides a more accurate and more comprehensive measure of journal impact.