What are Google Scholar Metrics, h5-index and h5-median
About Google Scholar Metrics
include a Top 100 list of journals for broad subject area, such as Business, Economics & Management, Engineering & Computer Science, and Humanities, Literature & Arts.
by selecting “Subcategories” from the broad subject area, you will find the journal list for a more specific category, such as Marketing, Finance and Hotel & Hospitality.
journals are ranked by theirh5-index and h5-median.
may cover journals that are not included in either Scopus or Web of Science.
the journal list is also available for languages other than English, such as Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese and Korean.
h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2015-2019 have at least h citations each. E.g. the h5-index of a journal is 185 means that 185 articles published in the journal in 2015-2019 have received at least 185 citations each article.
h5-median is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.
The h5-index is based on a 5-year publication window, i.e. 2015-2019. To calculate h-index based on a different range of years, use Harzing's Publish or Perish.
► Step 2. Select the subject area of your interest, e.g. "Chemical & Material Sciences". The Top 100 journals are ranked by their h5-index and h5-median. You may further limit to more specific subject areas by selecting the subcategories.
► Step 3. By clicking on the h5-index of a journal, e.g. Chemical Reviews, you will see which articles published in this journal over the last 5 complete years were cited most and which papers have cited it.
You may also obtain the h5-index for a publication by searching the journal title.