Using the H-index as a factor in the promotion of faculty in US

Still following a recent Call by the European Commission seeking outstanding scientists for the ERC Scientific Council that required the nominations to disclose the H-index of the candidates its worth mentioning that just two weeks ago, an article was published in the Elsevier journal Heliyon, regarding faculty who were promoted from assistant professors to associate professors and/or associate professors to full professors in the period of 2006-2021.

Perhaps due to distraction or even ignorance, the authors of that article seem to be unaware that when assessing professors from those areas where articles with hundreds and thousands of co-authors became routine the fractional h-index must be used.