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PMean: My H-index

It’s a silly number, perhaps, but I tried to calculate my H-index today. The H-index lists your publications in order from the most cited to the least cited and then finds the value where rank order equals the number of citations. My h-index is 24 which means that I have 24 papers that have been cited 24 or more times. Confused? Here’s a better explanation from Wikipedia. Anyway, I used Research Gate to get an approximation to this (I’m not sure if Research Gate has an accurate citation count). Continue reading

PMean: I am now a number in the ORCID database

Life in the world of research is complicated, but it gets worse when you have a relatively common last name like “Simon.” There are thousands of research publications written by a Simon, and narrowing it down to “Simon S” or even “Simon SD” doesn’t seem to help. So how do you quickly identify all the publications that you have written? One way is to apply for a unique identifier from ORCID, an “open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.” Continue reading