My Conventional h Index

This has increased sharply from 39 to 42 in one year: see “Google Scholar”. Compared with our advanced scientometrics, the h index is exceedingly rough and ready. I give my h index just to compare with the usual method of measuring impact. So the top 42 most cited articles were each cited 42 or more times. The total number of citations for these 42 articles is 6,266. So the average is 149.19 for the top forty two articles articles and books. Assuming that the number of citations drops off exponentially, and using the fact that I have published about 2,000 articles, a world record, the total number of citations is very roughly 13,413 using an infinite exponential series. For membership of the U. S. National Academy Hirsch guesses that an h index of 45 is needed. The top 1% of physicists need 2,073 citations, so I am in the top 0.1% or so. This is also true of some of the AIAS / UPITEC staff. The h index gives no idea of the massive impact of AIAS / UPITEC as measured by our scientometrics. This analysis correlates with the fact that an appointment as Civil List Pensioner is ultra competitive,you have to be among the best in the world. Tenure at a major U. S. university is said to need an h index of about 12. A full professor is expected to have an h index of about 18. I have given an h index analysis of some physics staff at Aberystwyth and Swansea on this blog. They are very low. It has to be bourne in mind that the conventional system tried to censor ECE and ECE2 in an essentially mindless way, and obviously that censorship has failed completely. The quality of the work of AIAS and UPITEC, its productivity, its depth of scholarship, its use of computer algebra and constant checking, has sounded the trumpet, and the walls of Jericho have crumbled.

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