Thursday, January 10, 2013

B - A new family of cumulative indexes

Kozak M, Bornmann L. A new family of cumulative indexes for measuring scientific performance. PLoS ONE 2012;7(10):e47679
(doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047679)

This paper proposes a new family of cumulative indexes for measuring scientific performance which can be applied to many metrics, including h index and its variants. These indexes follow the general principle of repeating the index calculation for the same publication set. This repetition can be carried out with different data sets (scientists, journals, etc.). According to the authors, these new indexes seem not only to be effective, but they are also easy to understand and calculate.
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0047679

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