001.92 Disadvantages of citation index and Hirsch and using other scientometrics

Polyanin A. D. (Bauman Moscow State Technical University/Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics/MEPhI)


doi: 10.18698/2309-3684-2014-1-131144

The paper deals with the citation index and h-index, which are the main scientometric indices, currently used for evaluating the performance of scientists and university professors. The author indicates their main disadvantages and considers a number of illustra-tive examples. The study shows that the normalized citation index (taking into account the presence of co-authors) has a number of important advantages in comparison with other scientometric indices. The author proposes new indices — the maximum citation indices, which can be easily calculated, have a simple and clear interpretation and have a number of distinct advantages in comparison with the h-index.

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Polyanin A. Disadvantages of citation index and Hirsch and using other scientometrics. Маthematical Modeling and Coтputational Methods, 2014, №1 (1), pp. 131-144

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