Assessment of YouTube Videos on H Index


  • Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Lal Pur, Amarkantak - 484886, Madhya Pradesh



H-index, Information Quality, Videos, YouTube


H index is a popular measure. YouTube provides free of cost video content on different topics. Anyone can upload the videos on YouTube after setting up an account without any verification by experts. Large numbers of videos have been uploaded on YouTube which may or may not be relevant. This study is aimed at evaluating the usefulness of YouTube videos on h-index. YouTube ( was searched with the search term “h index” on 18th August 2018. The search results were filtered by video type. The first 20 videos were selected for assessment, but after screening the four non-English videos were excluded. These videos have been watched and evaluated based on six aspects. The study found that no video covered all six aspects. 25% of the screened videos were found very useful, 38% of the videos were found slightly useful, 31% of the videos were found moderately useful and only 1 video was found not useful. It was also found that majority of the videos covered definition and example and very few videos discussed advantages of h-index.


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How to Cite

Garg, M. (2019). Assessment of YouTube Videos on H Index. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 56(1), 18–25.
Received 2018-11-12
Accepted 2019-02-05
Published 2019-02-28