hg-index: A New Index to Characterize the Scientic Output of Researchers Based on the h- and g- Indices

Alonso, Sergio and Cabrerizo, Francisco-Javier and Herrera-Viedma, Enrique and Herrera, Francisco hg-index: A New Index to Characterize the Scientic Output of Researchers Based on the h- and g- Indices., 2009 (In Press) [Preprint]

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To be able to measure the scientic output of researchers is an increasingly important task to support research assessment decisions. To do so, we can find several diferent measures and indices in the literature. Recently, the h-index, introduced by Hirsch in 2005, has got a lot of attention from the scientific community for its good properties to measure the scientific production of researchers. Additionally, several diferent indicators, for example, the g-index, have been developed to try to improve the possible drawbacks of the h-index. In this paper we present a new index, called hg-index, to characterize the scientic output of researchers which is based on both h-index and g-index to try to keep the advantages of both measures as well as to minimize their disadvantages.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: h-index, g-index, bibliometric indicators, research evaluation
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Enrique Herrera-Viedma
Date deposited: 14 Jul 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12753

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