Scholarly Metrics

Journal Impact in Google Scholar metrics

  • h-index of a publication is the largest number h such that at least h articles in that publication were cited at least h times each. For example, a publication with five articles cited by, respectively, 17, 9, 6, 3, and 2, has the h-index of 3.
  • h-core of a publication is a set of top cited h articles from the publication. These are the articles that the h-index is based on. For example, the publication above has the h-core with three articles, those cited by 17, 9, and 6.
  • h-median of a publication is the median of the citation counts in its h-core. For example, the h-median of the publication above is 9. The h-median is a measure of the distribution of citations to the articles in the h-core.

What are h5-index and h5-median

  • h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. For example, h5-index for 2018 is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2013-2017 have at least h citations each.

             For example,

For 2018, h5-index  for Nature of 365 means that 365 articles published in Nature in 2013-2017 have received at least 365 citations each.

  • h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index

Locate the Top Journals by subject area

Step 1. Go to https://scholar.google.com/

Step 2. Click on the icon

 to display more options.

 

Step 3. Select Categories and Subcategories (if needed) to display Journals and their h5-index and h5-median

Locate h5-index for a journal title

Step 1. Go to https://scholar.google.com/

Step 2. Go to Metrics page using Step 2 above

Step 3. Click on the search icon  to enter the journal title