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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:

  2. Next, conduct a search by the author's name. Enter the full last name with or without the first name or initials (initialized first names are acceptable). 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:

    Note: there is option for adding an organizational affiliation or searching separately by ORCID (
  3. On the Results page, if there is more than one match for a given name, multiple results will be listed to help you disambiguate the author. You may use the Refine results column on the left side of the page to limit to or exclude particular organizational affiliations, cities, or country/territory.

    Tick the box beside the author’s name and click View citation overview:

  4. On the Citation overview page, click the View h-graph link on the right side of the page. Note that for a more accurate h-index, you may click the corresponding filter for excluding self citations or citations from books:

  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: 

    Results may be exported, reformatted for printing, or emailed by choosing the corresponding 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