The success-index: an alternative approach to the h-index for evaluating an individual’s research output

@article{Franceschini2011TheSA,
  title={The success-index: an alternative approach to the h-index for evaluating an individual’s research output},
  author={Fiorenzo Franceschini and Maurizio Galetto and Domenico Augusto Maisano and Luca Mastrogiacomo},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={92},
  pages={621-641}
}
Among the most recent bibliometric indicators for normalizing the differences among fields of science in terms of citation behaviour, Kosmulski (J Informetr 5(3):481–485, 2011) proposed the NSP (number of successful paper) index. According to the authors, NSP deserves much attention for its great simplicity and immediate meaning—equivalent to those of the h-index—while it has the disadvantage of being prone to manipulation and not very efficient in terms of statistical significance. In the… 
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