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A new qualitative rating system for scientific publications and a fame index for academics


  • Yves Fassin


An innovative approach is proposed for a rating system for academic publications based on a categorization into ratings comparable to financial ratings such as Moody's and S&P ratings (AAA, AA, A, BA, BBB, BB, B, C). The categorization makes use of a variable percentile approach based on recently developed h‐related indices. Building on this categorization, a new index is proposed for researchers, the fame‐index or f2‐index. This new index integrates some qualitative elements related to the influence of a researcher's articles. It better mitigates than the classic h‐index.

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  • Yves Fassin, 2018. "A new qualitative rating system for scientific publications and a fame index for academics," Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, Association for Information Science & Technology, vol. 69(11), pages 1396-1399, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jinfst:v:69:y:2018:i:11:p:1396-1399
    DOI: 10.1002/asi.24059

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    1. James Hartley, 2019. "Some reflections on being cited 10,000 times," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 118(1), pages 375-381, January.
    2. Yves Fassin, 2020. "The HF-rating as a universal complement to the h-index," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 125(2), pages 965-990, November.

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