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Daniel E. Acuna, Stefano Allesina and Konrad P. Kording present a formula to estimate the future h-index of life scientists.

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  1. Daniel E. Acuna is a research associate at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA, and a research affiliate in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA.

    • Daniel E. Acuna
  2. Stefano Allesina is assistant professor in ecology and evolution and at the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.

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  3. Konrad P. Kording is associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, physiology, and applied mathematics at Northwestern University, and at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

    • Konrad P. Kording


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