Can I publish my own research paper?
So, yes, it is possible to publish as an independent researcher.
What is a low impact factor?
In most fields, the impact factor of 10 or greater is considered an excellent score while 3 is flagged as good and the average score is less than 1.
What is the difference between H index and impact factor?
The impact factor is the most popular measure of research influence. The journal impact factor and h index are different in their fundamental design: The former is used to measure journal prestige, while the latter is used to measure researcher impact. Therefore, the two cannot be compared.
Can H index go down?
The h-index is influence both by quantity (Scholarly Output) and publication impact (Citation Count). Originally conceived as a useful reflection of a researcher’s accumulated career, it is represented by a single number which stays the same or increases with time – it cannot go down.
How do I manually calculate my h index?
To manually calculate your h-index, organize articles in descending order, based on the number of times they have been cited. In the below example, an author has 8 papers that have been cited 33, 30, 20, 15, 7, 6, 5 and 4 times. This tells us that the author’s h-index is 6.