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Revisiting h measured on UK LIS and IR academics

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.


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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.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 ASIS&T. This is an author prodcued version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's sefl-archiving poilcy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 13:17
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.20771
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1002/asi.20771
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4579

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