Artigo: Como usar o h-index em grupos diferentes

AutoresRoberto Da Silva, Fahad Kalil, Jose Palazzo Moreira De Oliveira, Alexandre Souto Martinez
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 391, Edição 5, Páginas 2119-2128, Editora North-Holland  Artigo



Many discussions have enlarged the literature in Bibliometrics since the Hirsch proposal, the so called h-index. Ranking papers according to their citations, this index quantifies a researcher only by its greatest possible number of papers that are cited at least h times. A closed formula for h-index distribution that can be applied for distinct databases is not yet known. In fact, to obtain such distribution, the knowledge of citation distribution of the authors and its specificities are required. Instead of dealing with researchers randomly chosen, here we address different groups based on distinct databases. The first group is composed of physicists and biologists, with data extracted from Institute of Scientific Information (ISI). The second group is composed of computer scientists, in which data were extracted from Google-Scholar system. In this paper, we obtain a general formula for the h-index probability …