The h-index is a popular measure of research performance that has gained much importance in recent years. However, due to its special calculation method, neither a high number of publications nor a high number of citations is sufficient for a high h-index - rather, it requires the "right" combination! The paper of Dr. Magnus Richter, Prof. Rainer Souren and Paul Göttlich, Group for Sustainable Production and Logistics Management, investigates on the basis of statistical analyses how optimal combinations of publication and citation numbers are composed. The results are interpreted in terms of production economics and allow conclusions to be drawn on how research success measured by the h-index can be maximized. The peer-reviewed paper has been published in the current issue of the journal Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis.