View Full Version : H-Index for Hansen and Lindzen
09-29-2008, 12:40 AM
Could someone knowledgeable calculate the H-index for both James Hansen and Richard Lindzen?
09-29-2008, 11:31 AM
Subscription-based databases such as Scopus and the Web of Knowledge provide automated calculators
Anyone got access?
H index does not distinguish between citations agreeing and citations criticising an author. Does not distinguish between fields of study.
09-29-2008, 02:59 PM
I don't have access to either, not even from this ISP (my lab account). Otherwise, I would.
776281, the H-index isn't perfect, but it's good enough to show the basic impacts of the two scientists. I warned Greg about the limitations when I mentioned it to him earlier, but it's good enough for our purposes.
is a cheap alternative. Gives Lindzen 394 hits but I can't count the number of citations.
gives 1470 hits for Hansen.
Should also recognise that sometimes an 'author' name appears on a paper when that person has had minimal input to the actual work - maybe only a review. More to do with ego and status boosting of the other authors if they get a 'star name' on their paper.
I'd have to say scrub those figures for Hansen as there are clearly multiple authors in the Google Scholar result set - unless Jim has been moon-lighting writing such seminal works as "Enterprise Development with Visual Studio. NET" and "A deterministic algorithm for automatic CMOS transistor sizing".
12-13-2008, 07:06 PM
I know it's late, but for those who are interested, I did stumble upon something great.
Check this. (http://dotearthaction.wordpress.com/our-actions/e-z-climate-contrarian-list-detector-no-experience-needed/). You'll need Firefox with GreaseMonkey (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748) installed to use the script (http://warming101.com/scripts/citestatsForGoogleScholar.html) yourself.
It's pretty crude by its author's admission, but the results it shows are rather striking.
Testing this on Hansen (takes some doing, since there's another J Hansen who publishes in those fields) returns:
J Hansen: 2820 totalcites / 100 papers cited = 28.2 cites/paper
Testing this on Lindzen gives us:
RS Lindzen: 45 totalcites / 7 papers cited = 6.4 cites/paper
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