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Record number 366683
Title Soil science and the h index
Author(s) Minasny, B.; Hartemink, A.E.; McBratney, A.B.
Source Scientometrics 73 (2007)3. - ISSN 0138-9130 - p. 257 - 264.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-007-1811-z
Department(s) International Soil Reference and Information Centre
ICSU World Data Centre for Soils
ISRIC - World Soil Information
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
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
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