Quantifying Publication Impact

  title={Quantifying Publication Impact},
  author={Douglass F. Taber},
  pages={2166 - 2166}
  • D. Taber
  • Published 30 September 2005
  • Physics
  • Science
The Random Samples item “Impact factor” (19 Aug., p. [1181][1]) noted the proposal by Jorge Hirsch of the University of California, San Diego ([1][2]) that the total scientific output of a researcher can be judged by h , the largest number such that the researcher has at least h papers with h citations. Although this is indeed an indication of cumulative scientific impact, another measure, call it c , would also be interesting: the total number of papers from that researcher cited more than… 
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