Eminence of scientists in the light of the h-index and other scientometric indicators

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Abstract

Scientometrics cannot offer a simple consistent method for measuring the scientific eminence of individuals. The h-index method introduced by Hirsch was found applicable for evaluating publications of senior scientists with similar publishing features, only. Some simple methods using the number of citations and journal papers, and the number of citations obtained by the most frequently cited papers are suggested and tested to demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of such indexes. The results indicate that calculating scientometric indexes for individuals, self-citations should be excluded and the effect of the different bibliometric features of the field should be taken into account. The correctness of the indexes used for evaluating journal papers of individuals should be investigated also on the individual level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-491
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Information Science
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • Bibliometric indicators
  • Eminence of scientists
  • Hirsch index
  • Quality of information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Eminence of scientists in the light of the h-index and other scientometric indicators. / Vinkler, P.

In: Journal of Information Science, Vol. 33, No. 4, 08.2007, p. 481-491.

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