Sanderson, M. (2008) Revisiting h measured on UK LIS and IR academics. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 59 (7). pp. 1184-1190.
A brief communication appearing in this journal ranked UK LIS and (some) IR academics by their h-index using data derived from Web of Science. In this brief communication, the same academics were re-ranked, using other popular citation databases. It was found that for academics who publish more in computer science forums, their h was significantly different due to highly cited papers missed by Web of Science; consequently their rank changed substantially. The study was widened to a broader set of UK LIS and IR academics where results showed similar statistically significant differences. A variant of h, hmx, was introduced that allowed a ranking of the academics using all citation databases together.
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|Date Deposited:||16 Sep 2008 13:17|
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