Abstract: The Hirsch index (h-index) originally suggested the h-index for application at the micro level. The h-index can be used not only for the lifetime achievements of a single researcher but can be applied to any (more extensive) publication set. For example, the h-index can be used for evaluating the scientific impact of journals as a robust alternative indicator that is an advantageous complement to journal impact factors. In current study, the h-index of Chinese Medical Journal and relative h-index from 1999-2008 was evaluated and compared with other two peer journals. We found that the validity of the h index should the new measure of journals be implemented.
Qi Yu, Weidong Han, Yanli Wang, Kena Wei, Sihai Zhao, Penghui Yang and Liu Enqi, 2009. How Effective Use Hirsch Index to Assess a Journal? A Study of Evaluation the Hirsch Index of Chinese Medical Journal . Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2485-2488.