FOR POSTING IN HOME PAGE: h Index Information for Nominator Gareth Evans

You may like to mention that my conventional h index has gone up sharply to h = 51 on 11/10/18 (today) from h = 42 on 2/4/17. The fifty publications with more than fifty citations are as follows: 561, 421, 494, 280, 249, 128, 149, 139, 140, 151, 92, 94, 61, 92, 77, 82, 84, 67, 68, 66, 60, 62, 56, 62, 62, 60, 61, 60, 66, 61, 53, 219, 98, 82, 66, 62, 119, 95, 87, 63, 360, 68, 81, 98, 1117, 81, 276, 61, 459, 102, 98, ……… The top 50 items generate 6,934 citations and there are about two thousand publications. The second fifty generated 1,577 citations and then there is a very very long tail of citations of about 500 citations per fifty items on average. So for the next thousand items there would be another 10,000 citations. This gives of the order of 18,500 conventional citations. Of course there are also three million hits every year. This is easily enough for Membership of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences and Fellowship of the Royal Society. This is an objective assessment by any standards. This total has gone up sharply in just under two years. An h index of h = 45 is considered to be enough for membership of the U. S. National Academy and obviously enough for a Civil List Pension, one of Britain’s highest honours, whichI earned in 2005. So I think that I have done more than enough for C. H. and the big prizes. In terms of hits there is no contender in sight. By comparison Jocelyn Bell was awarded a Milner prize with h = 12 and far far less publications. An index of h = 12 means barely enough for tenure. In the next few years my h index will probably increase again.


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