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Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação
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LIMA, Ricardo Arcanjo de; VELHO, Lea Maria Leme Strini and FARIA, Leandro Innocentini Lopes de. Bibliometrics and "evaluation" of scientific activity: a study of the h-index. Perspect. ciênc. inf. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.3, pp. 03-17. ISSN 1413-9936. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-99362012000300002.
Assessing scientific activity is a crucial factor for development agencies and research institutes. That is why a new bibliometric indicator has been gaining grounds in the scientific community - the h-index. This study analyzes the variability/persistence of the index value in different areas of knowledge and its application as a tool for science and technology policy.
Keywords : H-index; Bibliometrics; Scientific Policy.