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What do citation counts measure? A review of studies on citing behavior
The general tendency of the results of the empirical studies makes it clear that citing behavior is not motivated solely by the wish to acknowledge intellectual and cognitive influences of colleague scientists, since the individual studies reveal also other, in part non‐scientific, factors that play a part in the decision to cite.
Are there better indices for evaluation purposes than the h index? A comparison of nine different variants of the h index using data from biomedicine
In this study, we examined empirical results on the h index and its most important variants in order to determine whether the variants developed are associated with an incremental contribution for…
Citation counts for research evaluation: standards of good practice for analyzing bibliometric data and presenting and interpreting results
Standards of good practice for analyzing bibliometric data and presenting and interpreting the results are presented.
What do we know about the h index?
The advantages and disadvantages of the h index are described and the studies on the convergent validity of this index are summarized and corrections and complements as well as single-number alternatives are introduced.
A multilevel meta-analysis of studies reporting correlations between the h index and 37 different h index variants
The state of h index research
Owing to the availability and utility of the IF, promotion committees, funding agencies and scientists have taken to using it as a shorthand assessment of the quality of scientists or institutions, rather than only journals.
Does the h-index for ranking of scientists really work?
It was found that on average the h-index for successful applicants for post-doctoral research fellowships was consistently higher than for non-successful applicants.
A Reliability-Generalization Study of Journal Peer Reviews: A Multilevel Meta-Analysis of Inter-Rater Reliability and Its Determinants
According to the first meta-analysis for the inter-rater reliability (IRR) of journal peer reviews, the IRR of peer assessments is quite limited and needs improvement (e.g., reader system).
Gender differences in grant peer review: A meta-analysis
Do we need the h index and its variants in addition to standard bibliometric measures?
This study investigates whether there is a need for the h index and its variants in addition to standard bibliometric measures (SBMs) and proposes the use of any pair of indicators relating to the number of papers in a researcher’s productive core as a meaningful approach for comparing scientists.