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Evaluating scholarly publications

Comparing citation reports

If you want to compare citation reports and h-indexes for a certain university department, you need to decide beforehand how the search will be performed:

  • will you search in all citation databases of Web of Science? What about Scopus and Google Scholar/PoP?
  • will your search include all publication years or just the last 5 years, for example?
  • will your search include all publication types or just articles, peer-reviewed articles and proceeding papers, for example?
  • will you include self-citations?

How to find h-index in Scopus

Use the link to the left or Find Database in the Finna Portal to find Scopus

1. Choose the author search tab

2. Write the author's last name and the first letter in the first name in different fields

Screenshot of Scopus: Visualisation of points 1 & 2

3. Pick the right person from the author list

Tip! Sometimes there may be more than one entry for the same author. In that case, you can ask Scopus to merge your author data. Choose the authors to be merged, then click "Request to merge authors" and follow the instructions.

Screenshot of Scopus: Visualisation of point 3


4. The h-index for the person appears in the author data. Note that the h-indexes of the researchers are available only from 1995 onwards in Scopus. Click "Analyze author output" if you want to exclude self-citations or refine years.

Screenshot of Scopus: Visualisation of point 4