Silagadze, ZK. 2010. CITATION ENTROPY AND RESEARCH IMPACT ESTIMATION. ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA B 41 (11): 2325-2333
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Silagadze, ZK. 2010. CITATION ENTROPY AND RESEARCH IMPACT ESTIMATION.
ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA B 41 (11): 2325-2333.
Author Full Name(s): Silagadze, Z. K.
Document Type: Article
KeyWords Plus: H-INDEX; HIRSCH-INDEX; SCIENTISTS; RANKING; POWER
Abstract: A new indicator, a real valued s-index, is suggested to characterize a
quality and impact of the scientific research output. It is expected to be at
least as useful as the notorious h-index, at the same time avoiding some of its
obvious drawbacks. However, surprisingly, the h-index is found to be quite a
good indicator for majority of real-life citation data with their alleged Zipfian
behaviour for which these drawbacks do not show up. The style of the paper
was chosen deliberately somewhat frivolous to indicate that any attempt to
characterize the scientific output of a researcher by just one number always
has an element of a grotesque game in it and should not be taken too
seriously. I hope this frivolous style will be perceived as a funny decoration
Addresses: [Silagadze, Z. K.] Budker Inst Nucl Phys, Novosibirsk 630090,
Russia; [Silagadze, Z. K.] Novosibirsk State Univ, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
Reprint Address: Silagadze, ZK, Budker Inst Nucl Phys, Novosibirsk 630090,
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