Who’s made the most difference in the chronic fatigue syndrome research field? A measure called the ‘H-index’ attempts to determine the impact a researcher has had on a field based on how often his/her work is cited by others. Researchers publishing ‘seminal’ papers in highly read journals will do the best. The index does not measure who’s right..it measures who’s work is read and cited the most by other researchers. The higher the score the bigger the impact.
The index is not perfect; flaws have been pointed out but it does give us a good sense of who’s had the most impact in the CFS research field.… Read More