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H-Index Using Web of Science, SCOPUS, and Google Scholar

Describes an H-index and instructions on formulating one using Web of Science, SCOPUS, and Google Scholar.

H-Index Using SCOPUS

Please note: This resource is only available to current UTD students, staff and faculty.


  1. Connect to the SCOPUS database:

    From the default Document search page, click the Authors tab:Document Search Page
  2. Next, conduct a search by the author's name. You may enter the last name (with or without the first name or initials) and first initial or first and middle initials together. No special punctuation is required. Multiple initials should be separated by a space or with periods (e.g., J.S.).

    Below is an example search on Oldow J. for John S. Oldow:
    Author Search
    Note: there is option for adding an organizational affiliation or searching separately by ORCID (
  3. Results for all matches will appear at the top of the page. If there is more than one match for a given name, multiple results will be listed to help you disambiguate the author you desire. Note the Refine results column on the left side of the page, which allows you to limit to or exclude particular sources, organizational affiliations, city, country, or subject area. Click on the author’s name:

    Author Search Results
  4. On the Author details page, click the button called View h-graph to generate the h-index: 

    Author Details
  5. On the h-graph page (Analyze author output), you can adjust different variables and recalculate the h-index. In addition to adjusting the date range, you can exclude self-citations and/or citations from books and update the graph: 

    H-Index Tab
    Results may be exported, reformatted for printing, or emailed through the appropriate link in the upper right corner of the page.

    Additional Features:

  6. The Documents tab allows easy visualization of the author’s publications by source, subject, year, and more.

    Documents Tab
  7. The Citations tab allows easy visualization of how many times the author has been cited each year. Publication coverage spans from 1996 to present. Pre-1996 references back to 1970 are gradually being added.

    Citations Tab
  8. Finally, you can click the Co-authors tab to get a table of the author’s fellow collaborators and links to their documents: 

    Co-Authors Tab