Yves Gingras and Mahdi Khelfaoui

Yves Gingras has been a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) since 1986. In 1997, Gingras co-founded and is currently scientific director of the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies, which is devoted to “measuring” science, technology and innovation and affiliated with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie. Mahdi Khelfaoui is an associate professor at UQAM and with CIRST.

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Why the h-index is a Bogus Measure of Academic Impact

Although experts in bibliometry have pointed out the dubious nature of the h-index, most researchers do not always seem to understand that its properties make it a far-from-valid index to seriously and ethically assess the quality or scientific impact of publications.

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