Achievement index climbs the ranks

  title={Achievement index climbs the ranks},
  author={Philip Ball},
  • P. Ball
  • Published 15 August 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Nature
Assessing the accuracy of the h- and g-indexes for measuring researchers' productivity
The analysis quantifies the shifts in ranks that occur when researchers' productivity rankings by simple indicators such as the h- or g-indexes are compared with those by more accurate FSS, an indicator previously proposed by the authors.
The diffusion of H-related literature
The Hirsch index and related impact measures
  • L. Egghe
  • Mathematics
    Annu. Rev. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2010
The w-index: A measure to assess scientific impact by focusing on widely cited papers
  • Qiang Wu
  • Physics
    J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.
  • 2010
The results demonstrate that there are noticeable differences between the w-index and the h-index, which can be measured by comparing the ranks of 20 astrophysicists, a few famous physical scientists, and 16 Price medalists.
H-index in the Brazilian Academy of Sciences: comments and concerns.
The need of developing countries such as Brazil to invest in national scientific journals in order to make them gradually part of the mainstream journals would have a positive effect on bibliometric parameters of Brazilian researchers, including the h-index.
Bibliometric profile of the African Academy of Sciences medical and health sciences fellows
Insight is provided into the bibliometric productivity of African scientists compared with their peers from other science academies around the world and may assist burgeoning scientists aspiring to be AAS fellow set realistic goals toward achieving the stipulated H-index benchmarks.
Research productivity of radiation therapy physics faculty in the United States
Gender disparities were identified in the overall distribution of RTP consistent with the membership of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and further gender disparities were found in the number of doctoral‐prepared RTP and physicists in senior faculty roles.
Scholarly Impact of Academic Ophthalmologists and Vision Scientists in Canada
Important trends were identified in research productivity across academic rank, sex, and clinical subspecialty and in clinical ophthalmology research.


Does self-citation pay?
The incentives that underlie self-citation are examined by studying how authors’ references to their own works affect the citations they receive from others, and it is shown that the more one cites oneself the moreOne is cited by other scholars.
Measures for measures
Comparing commonly used measures of author quality, the mean number of citations per paper emerges as a better indicator than the more complex Hirsch index; a third method, the number of papers published per year, measures industry rather than ability.
An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output
  • J. Hirsch
  • Economics
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA
  • 2005
I propose the index h, defined as the number of papers with citation number ≥h, as a useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher.