Generalizing the h- and g-indices

  title={Generalizing the h- and g-indices},
  author={Nees Jan van Eck and Ludo Waltman},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
We introduce two new measures of the performance of a scientist. One measure, referred to as the h ̨-index, generalizes the well-known h-index or Hirsch index. The other measure, referred to as the g ̨-index, generalizes the closely related g-index. We analyze theoretically the relationship between the h ̨and g ̨-indices on the one hand and some simple measures of scientific performance on the other hand. We also study the behavior of the h ̨and g ̨indices empirically. Some advantages of the h… CONTINUE READING

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