The w-index: A significant improvement of the h-index

  title={The w-index: A significant improvement of the h-index},
  author={Qiang Wu},
  journal={arXiv: Physics and Society},
  • Qiang Wu
  • Published 30 May 2008
  • Economics
  • arXiv: Physics and Society
I propose a new measure, the w-index, as a particularly simple and useful way to assess the integrated impact of a researcher's work, especially his or her excellent papers. The w-index can be defined as follows: If w of a researcher's papers have at least 10w citations each and the other papers have fewer than 10(w+1) citations, his/her w-index is w. It is a significant improvement of the h-index. 

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