# An improvement of the h-index: the g-index

@inproceedings{Egghe2006AnIO, title={An improvement of the h-index: the g-index}, author={Leo Egghe}, year={2006} }

For a set of papers, ranked in decreasing order of the number of citations that they received, the h-index is the (unique) highest number of papers that received h or more citations. In the references [1,2,7,9] one describes some advantages of this new scientometric indicator: It is a simple single number incorporating both publication (quantitiy) and citation (quality or visibility) scores and hence has an advantage over these single separate measures and over measures such as "number of…

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