Replication study gives thumbs up for the individual annual h-index

In 2014 I published a paper introducing a new research metric: the individual annual h-index or hIa for short.

  • Harzing, A.W.; Alakangas, S.; Adams, D. (2014) hIa: An individual annual h-index to accommodate disciplinary and career length differences, Scientometrics, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 811-821. Available online...

A short summary of the hIa can be found in my white paper "From h-index to hIa..". Recently, James Ryan at the United Emirates University conducted a replication of our hIa study. As I argued in another blog, replication studies are essential for Science to progress.

Ryan's replication, which showed that the hIa performed very well with a qualitatively and quantitatively different sample, has now been officially published in Scientometrics.