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On the Opportunities and Limitations of the H-index
A new indicator for the assessment of the research performance of individual scientists was suggested by Jorge E. Hirsch in 2005. Several opportunities and limitations of this new measure are…
The b index as a measure of scientific excellence. A promising supplement to the h index
- Computer Science
We propose the b index as a measure of scientific excellence at the micro and meso levels, as a promising supplement to the h index and its variants (such as g index and R index).
Possible and Necessary h-Indices
- EconomicsIFSA/EUSFLAT Conf.
A class of so-called p-sphere indices, which generalize the well known Hirsch index, is used to construct a possibility measure of scientific impact, which might be treated as a starting point for prediction of future index values or for dealing with right-censored bibliometric data.
Does the h-index for ranking of scientists really work?
- Materials ScienceScientometrics
It was found that on average the h-index for successful applicants for post-doctoral research fellowships was consistently higher than for non-successful applicants.
Characteristic scores and scales based on h-type indices
- MathematicsJ. Informetrics
Assessing scientific research performance and impact with single indices
We provide a comprehensive and critical review of the h-index and its most important modifications proposed in the literature, as well as of other similar indicators measuring research output and…
Prestige is factored into journal ratings
‘Y-factor’ measures quality as well as quantity of citations in the PageRank algorithm, one of the new ‘status indices’ being proposed as rivals to the familiar concept of impact factors as a tool for rating science journals.