Fiorenzo Franceschini

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Omitted citations – i.e., missing links between a cited paper and the corresponding citing papers – are the main consequence of several bibliometric database errors. This paper investigates the possible relationship between omitted citations and publishers of the relevant citing papers. This relationship is potentially meaningful because: (i) publishers(More)