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A new parameter for (normalized) evaluation of H-index: countries as a case study

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Autor(es):
Montazerian, Maziar [1, 2] ; Zanotto, Edgar Dutra [1, 2] ; Eckert, Hellmut [3, 2]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Mat Engn DEMa, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Ctr Res Technol & Educ Vitreous Mat CeRTEV, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Phys, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SCIENTOMETRICS; v. 118, n. 3, p. 1065-1078, MAR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
Resumo

It is known that the H-indexes of individuals, research groups, institutions, scientific journals, and countries strongly depend on the field of study, slowly increase with the number of publications, N, and can be described by empirical power-law functions of the type H=CxN(a) (C and a are constants and depend on the specific field being analyzed). In this paper, we use this function and propose a new index {[}Montazerian-Zanotto-Eckert (MZE)], which is normalized by the number of publications and typically varies from -1 to +1, to characterize the relative standing of a research group, institution, or author to those of his/her peer groups. Due to the rich statistics available, as an example, here we analyzed and tested the new parameter against the citation-related performance (H-index) of countries. We found that the MZE index readily distinguishes between countries that stand above or below the average (for any given number of publications). Generally, publications of countries with a positive MZE index are more interesting or visible than the average. Analyzing publication output in this manner instead of the H-index allows for a less biased comparison between researchers, journals, universities, or countries for any particular combination of H-index and publication output. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/13314-9 - Desenvolvimento e caracterização de vitrocerâmicos bioativos e tenazes
Beneficiário:Maziar Montazerian
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/07793-6 - CEPIV - Centro de Ensino, Pesquisa e Inovação em Vidros
Beneficiário:Edgar Dutra Zanotto
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs