How do you compute the real H
? One of the ways is the most straighforward, the one I use when I post about it
and what programs like Publish or Perish return
. But there are several problems here: first one is that Google overshoots a bit the number of publications by including published Master Thesis, technical reports and even the popular press. No big deal, because a reference is a reference, but the second is a bit harder: excluding self-cites. Citeseer
does it, as does Scopus
, but Google does not.
The problem is that it's quite laborious to exclude self-cites, since the paper title is unique, but the author might not (A. Pérez, anyone?). In any case, if I try to exclude these self-cites, what would my real H be? I would have to painstakingly go reference by reference, and exclude a few. And while I'm at it, there are a few papers called "Indexed bibliography of this and that" which are also included and would have to be taken off. And all that is not worth the while any more. But I should try and modify this
, to take that into account... gone to the TO DO list. Any other suggestion, you're welcome.
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