New developments related to the Hirsch index

Rousseau, Ronald New developments related to the Hirsch index., 2006 [Preprint]


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It is shown that the h-index on the one hand, and the A- and g-indices on the other, measure different things. The A-index, however, seems overly sensitive to one extremely highly cited article. For this reason it would seem that the g-index is the more useful of the two. As to the h- and the g-index: they do measure different aspects of a scientist’s publication list. Certainly the h-index does not tell the full story, and, although a more sensitive indicator than the h-index, neither does the g-index. Taken together, g and h present a concise picture of a scientist’s achievements in terms of publications and citations.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Hirsch index, h-index, g-index, A-index
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Ronald Rousseau
Date deposited: 30 May 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:03


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