## Christian Krattenthaler

# What the h-index really says

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**Zusammenfassung.**
This note explains that the so-called h-index
(Hirsch's bibliometric index) contains essentially the same
information as the total number of citations of the publications
of an author, i.e., it is a useless bibliometric index.
This is based on a fascinating theorem of
probability theory, which is also explained here.

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