Fine Structure

Your h-index is Useless

I remember a lot of todo about this a while back when I wasn't blogging here yet so this is the opportunity to (briefly) revisit it, I suppose.

It's another attempt to create an instant measure of quality for researchers. It doesn't determine your ultimate scientific worth so your choice is to trust it's accuracy or not. I'm curious how many people will dismiss you without an h-index of n or more though - that really shows it's popularity.