This article discusses a recently published chunk of research that has been making sways and receiving a lot of attention in international science news. A group of three researchers affiliated to different institutions in Chicago, IL, recently published a paper in Nature, in which they have proposed a fresh formula that researchers can use to predict what their h index will be five years later. The h indexed, designed by and named after Jorge Hirsch, a physicist at the University of California, aims to provide a measure of both the quality and quantity of papers a researcher has published, and thus to indicate the scientific influence of that researcher. Since the invention of the h index, numerous research groups have[…]