The number h of papers with at least h citations has been proposed to evaluate individuals scientific research production. This index is robust in several ways but yet strongly dependent on the research field. We propose a complementary index hI = h²/Na(T), with Na(T) Na being the total number of authors in the considered h papers. A researcher with index hI has hI papers with at least hI citation if he/she had published alone. We have obtained the rank plots of h and hI for four Brazilian scientific communities. In contrast with the h-index, the hI index rank plots collapse into a single curve allowing comparison among different research areas.