Bibliometrics for Internet Media: Applying the h-Index to YouTube

  title={Bibliometrics for Internet Media: Applying the h-Index to YouTube},
  author={Robert Hovden},
The h‐index can be a useful metric for evaluating a person's output of Internet media. [] Key Result When compared with a video creator's total view count, the h‐index and g‐index better capture both productivity and impact in a single metric.
Online video impact of world class universities
The H-index is adapted to quantify the online video impact, universities are ranked accordingly and the correlates of impact are analyzed, and the H-based ranking of onlineVideo impact is closely related to standard rankings of world class universities.
Your comments matter: incorporating viewers’ comments for ranking online video content using bibliometrics
The empirical results prove that the proposed indices using views along with the comments outperform the existing approaches on a real-world dataset of YouTube.
Bibliometrics for Measuring Social Media Influence: Evaluating the use of h-Index as a ranking metric of Twitter users’ influence.
The current work proposes the use of the well-established, in the academic community, h-Index as a tool of comparatively measuring social media influence.
The dynamics of the university impact on YouTube: a comparative analysis
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Corporate YouTube practices of Eurozone companies
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Online Indicators for Non-Standard Academic Outputs
  • M. Thelwall
  • Economics
    Springer Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators
  • 2019
This chapter reviews webometric, altmetric, and other online indicators for the impact of nonstandard academic outputs, such as software, data, presentations, images, videos, blogs, and grey literature to discuss the limitations of online data and summarize recommendations for interpreting impact evidence.
Measuring User Influence Based on Multiple Metrics on YouTube
A triangular fuzzy number-based method to measure user influence, which covers multiple metrics and is graph free, is proposed, which is in good agreement with other popular measures such as h-index.
The Evaluation of Web Contents by User 'Likes' Count: An Usefulness of hT-index for Topic Preference Measurement *
The research procedure enables examination of the appropriateness of the index and highlights considerations for applying the indicators to Web contents and tries to expand the application area of the h-type indices to non-academic online environments.
An Index for SSRN Downloads
A simple empirical formula for the SSRN author rank is found via a Gaussian function of the log of the number of downloads, inspired by Hirsch's h-index for citations.


Altmetrics in the wild: Using social media to explore scholarly impact
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Scientometrics 2.0: New metrics of scholarly impact on the social Web
This paper develops the most comprehensive list of Web 2.0 services to date, assessing the potential value and availability of data from each and suggesting the next steps toward building and validating metrics drawn from the social Web.
Which h-index? — A comparison of WoS, Scopus and Google Scholar
This paper compares the h-indices of a list of highly-cited Israeli researchers based on citations counts retrieved from the Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar respectively. In several case
An improvement of the h-index: the g-index
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
Earlier Web Usage Statistics as Predictors of Later Citation Impact
This paper analyses how short-term Web usage impact predicts medium-term citation impact and uses the physics e-print archive -- -- to test this.
Emerging alternatives to the impact factor
An overview of the history of the impact factor as a measure for scholarly merit; a summary of frequent criticisms of theimpact factor's calculation and usage; and a framework for understanding some of the leading alternatives to the impact factors are offered.
Theory and practise of the g-index
It is shown that the g-index inherits all the good properties of the h-index and better takes into account the citation scores of the top articles and yields a better distinction between and order of the scientists from the point of view of visibility.
Is g-index better than h-index? An exploratory study at the individual level
G-index is more sensitive than h-index in the assessment of selective scientists, since this type of scientist shows in average a higher g-index/h-index ratio and a better position in g- index rankings than in the h- index ones.
The strike rate index: a new index for journal quality based on journal size and the h-index of citations
A strike rate index (SRI) based on the log relationship of the h-index and the size of the journal shows a similar distribution in the four fields, with similar thresholds for quality, allowing journals across diverse fields to be compared to each other.
How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints: Article Downloads, Twitter Mentions, and Citations
The volume of Twitter mentions is statistically correlated with arXiv downloads and early citations just months after the publication of a preprint, with a possible bias that favors highly mentioned articles.