h-Index manipulation by undoing merges*

  title={h-Index manipulation by undoing merges*},
  author={Ren{\'e} van Bevern and Christian Komusiewicz and Hendrik Molter and R. Niedermeier and M. Sorge and T. Walsh},
  journal={Quantitative Science Studies},
  • René van Bevern, Christian Komusiewicz, +3 authors T. Walsh
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • Quantitative Science Studies
  • The h-index is an important bibliographic measure used to assess the performance of researchers. Dutiful researchers merge different versions of their articles in their Google Scholar profile even though this can decrease their h-index. In this article, we study the manipulation of the h-index by undoing such merges. In contrast to manipulation by merging articles, such manipulation is harder to detect. We present numerous results on computational complexity (from linear-time algorithms to… CONTINUE READING


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