A Hirsch-type index of co-author partnership ability

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The partnership ability index (φ) combines the number of co-authors and the times each of them acted as co-authors with a given author exactly the same way as Hirsch's h-index combines the number of publications and their citation rate. The index φ was tested on the sample of the Hevesy medal awardees. It was found that φ is consistent with Glänzel's model of h-index, and that higher φ values-at least until a certain limit-may be accompanied with higher citation visibility (h-index). Some further possibilities of application both within and outside the area of scientometrics are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2012


  • Co-author networks
  • Hirsch-type indicators
  • Partnership ability index
  • h-Index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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