Scientific impact evaluation and the effect of self-citations: Mitigating the bias by discounting the h-index

@article{Ferrara2013ScientificIE,
  title={Scientific impact evaluation and the effect of self-citations: Mitigating the bias by discounting the h-index},
  author={Emilio Ferrara and Alfonso E. Romero},
  journal={J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.},
  year={2013},
  volume={64},
  pages={2332-2339}
}
In this article, we propose a measure to assess scientific impact that discounts self‐citations and does not require any prior knowledge of their distribution among publications. This index can be applied to both researchers and journals. In particular, we show that it fills the gap of the h‐index and similar measures that do not take into account the effect of self‐citations for authors or journals impact evaluation. We provide 2 real‐world examples: First, we evaluate the research impact of… 

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