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Scholarly Influence

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We introduce a new class of measures of scholarly influence, which we term step-based indices. This class includes the prominent h-index, the publication count, and the i10-index. We show that the class of step-based indices is characterized by three axioms, consistency with worse scientists, consistency with better scientists, and full range. We also introduce a new index, the junior/senior-index, which combines the best features of the h-index with those of the i10-index.

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Paper provided by University of Haifa, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number WP2013/1.

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Date of creation: 24 Jun 2013
Date of revision: 24 Jun 2013
Handle: RePEc:haf:huedwp:wp201301

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