Soil science and the h index

B. Minasny, A.E. Hartemink, A.B. McBratney

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Abstract

Soil science is a relatively young and specialised field of science. This note discusses the use of the h index as a scientific output measure in soil science. We explore the governing factors of h index in soil science: the number of soil scientists, the number of papers published, the average number of citations, and the age of the scientist. We found the average relationship between h index and scientific age for soil science: h = 0.7 t. The h index for soil science is smaller than other major science disciplines but norms for h need to be established
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-264
JournalScientometrics
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Minasny, B., Hartemink, A. E., & McBratney, A. B. (2007). Soil science and the h index. Scientometrics, 73(3), 257-264. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-007-1811-z
Minasny, B. ; Hartemink, A.E. ; McBratney, A.B. / Soil science and the h index. In: Scientometrics. 2007 ; Vol. 73, No. 3. pp. 257-264.
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Minasny, B, Hartemink, AE & McBratney, AB 2007, 'Soil science and the h index', Scientometrics, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 257-264. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-007-1811-z

Soil science and the h index. / Minasny, B.; Hartemink, A.E.; McBratney, A.B.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 73, No. 3, 2007, p. 257-264.

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