Significance of the h-index

An average researcher is expected to have an h-index roughly equal to the number of years since he or she has completed their graduate studies. nanoHUB tracks both the number of papers in the literature that reference nanoHUB directly and the number of times those papers have each been cited. An h-index can then be determined for nanoHUB-related papers and compared to both typical young researchers and high-achieving researchers, such as members of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Our h-index plots indicate that nanoHUB collectively compares quite favorably to high-level researchers. For more information on the h-index, see