Fiorenzo Franceschini

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Porto, the institutional repository of the Politecnico di Torino, is provided by the University Library and the IT-Services. The aim is to enable open access to all the world. Please share with us how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract The h-index is a relatively recent bibliometric indicator for assessing the research output of(More)
Keywords: Hirsch index Hirsch spectrum Journal's (co-)authors Citations Bibliometrics Quality Engineering/Quality Management journals Journal qualimetrics a b s t r a c t This paper introduces the Hirsch spectrum (h-spectrum) for analyzing the academic reputation of a scientific journal. h-Spectrum is a novel tool based on the Hirsch (h) index. It is easy(More)
Evaluating the scientific output of researchers, research institutions, academic departments and even universities is a challenging issue. To do this, bibliometric indicators are helpful tools, more and more familiar to research and governmental institutions. This paper proposes a structured method to compare academic research groups within the same(More)
In a recent work by Anderson et al. (2008), Ferrers diagrams and Durfee squares are used to represent the scientific output of a scientist and construct a new h-based bibliometric indicator, the tapered h-index (h T). In the first part of this paper we examine h T , identifying its main drawbacks and weaknesses: an arbitrary scoring system and an illusory(More)
Among the most recent bibliometric indicators for normalizing the differences among fields of science in terms of citation behaviour, Kosmulski (J Informetr 5(3):481–485, 2011) proposed the NSP (number of successful paper) index. According to the authors, NSP deserves much attention for its great simplicity and immediate meaning—equivalent to those of the(More)