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

@article{Bornmann2008AreTB,
  title={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},
  author={Lutz Bornmann and R{\"u}diger Mutz and Hans-Dieter Daniel},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2008},
  volume={59},
  pages={830-837}
}
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 evaluation purposes. The results of a factor analysis using bibliographic data on postdoctoral researchers in biomedicine indicate that regarding the h index and its variants, we are dealing with two types of indices that load on one factor each. One type describes the most productive core of a scientist… CONTINUE READING
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