H-index is a score that each academic has based on the number of citations that their articles have accumulated over the years.  This metric obviously needs to seen in the context of the subject area (they’re far more relevant in Technology and Science subjects), length of career etc, and shouldn’t be viewed in isolation.  Also, h-indexes cannot be used to compare academics from different subject-areas.

Nonetheless, as the h-index is a recognised metric in academia, it’s often interesting to see what your h-index is.   You can do this easily through Scopus:-

  • Search for your name
  • Then look at your profile page. Your h-index is written below your name on your profile page.

You can also look up the h-index of any other academic, including potential collaborators, if you want.

For more information about h-indexes and other metrics, please see –