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Refined (Successive) H-Indices: An Application To Economics In The Republic Of Ireland

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  • Frances Ruane
  • Richard S.J. Tol


    (Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin)

We rank economics departments in the Republic of Ireland according to the number of publications, number of citations, and (successive) h-index of research-active staff. We increase the discriminatory power of the h-index by introducing two ancillary indices. The first (h+) measures the excess over the actual h-index, while the second index (h?) measures the distance to the next h-index. The latter index is readily used to make the h-index a rational number.

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Paper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-130.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2007
Date of revision: Mar 2007
Publication status: Published, Scientometrics, 75 (2), 395-405
Handle: RePEc:sgc:wpaper:130
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