The index h is determined by the number of publications and how often they have been cited.
Prof. Antonio Pellicer, president of IVI, leads the ranking of the best researchers in the category of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology , according to the index h, in a study that compiles scientific world's most impact . It is followed by Prof. Carlos Simon, scientific director of IVI; Prof. José Remohí, president of IVI; and Prof. Juan Antonio Garcia Velasco.
The study simultaneously measures the quantity and quality of work done by researchers, with reference publications and the number of times they have been cited by other professionals worldwide. A higher value of h implies a great influence of published study. This measurement system, designed by American Jorge E. Hirsch, used to analyse the information from the database prestigious ISI Web of Knowledge.
In this regard, Prof. Pellicer takes the lead in the category of Obstetrics and Gynecology with 872 publications and an h index of 64. Prof. Simon is second with 614 publications and an index of 59 h; Fourth, is Prof. Remohí 497 publications and an index of 52 h; and finally, Prof. Garcia Velasco, with 226 publications and an h index of 33. The category of Reproductive Biology is also led by Professor Pellicer, with 868 publications and an h index h of 63. It is followed by Prof. Simon, with 607 publications and an index h of 59; Prof. Remohí, with 497 publications and an index h of 52; and Prof. García Velasco, with 199 publications and an index h of 33.
"It is an honour to appear in such classifications, as they show the importance of an essential pillar for IVI: Research. For us, research means progress, and science cannot be understood without work and continuous learning. Assisted reproduction is a field that demands constant to the needs of each patient adaptation, unthinkable without the studies and research that our professionals perform incessantly. This is what allows us to be at the forefront of reproductive medicine, and that is the way that will continue to guide our steps, "explains Prof. García Velasco.
This index has become the most important indicator to consider when evaluating the scientific output of a researcher in terms of cumulative impact and relevance. Its value is obtained from the place where you match the number of scientific articles sorted in descending order and the number of citations that they have received. An author with a 25 h index has at least 25 publications have been cited at least 25 times each.
"Dr. Hirsch says that an h index of 20 after 20 years of scientific activity is to own a successful scientist. An index of 40, after 20 years, characterizes outstanding scientists who can be found in the leading universities of the world, and an index of 60, after 20 years of scientific work, is characteristic of unique individuals (as who receive Nobel prize), "adds Dr.Garcia Velasco.
19 Jan 2016