5 facts about Scopus and the h-index
How the h-index in Scopus is calculated and where to find it are popular topics; in fact, an older post about the h-index continues to be among our top viewed and shared content. However, a lot has happened in Scopus in the past few years, making it a good time to re-visit the h-index. Here are 5 facts about Scopus and the h-index:
1. The h-index is no longer limited to post-1995 data, a result of our Cited Reference Expansion Program.
2. The h-index includes citations from expanded book coverage (but can be easily excluded from your calculation if desired).
3. You can calculate the h-index for a single author, multiple authors or even for selected documents.
4. You can access an h-index from the author details, the analyze author output and the citation overview pages.
5. Author self-citations can be excluded from calculating an h-index.
Check your h-index in Scopus. The accuracy of your h-index also depends on the accuracy of your author profile. Use the Scopus Feedback Wizard to make sure your profile is up-to-date. You can also manage your author profile using the Scopus integration with ORCID. Watch this video to learn how.