Volume 78, Number 3, May 2007
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||11 April 2007|
Self-citation corrections for the Hirsch index
Institut für Physik, Technische Universität Chemnitz - 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
Accepted: 12 March 2007
I propose to sharpen the index h, suggested by Hirsch as a useful index to characterize the scientific output of a researcher, by excluding the self-citations. Performing a self-experiment and also discussing in detail two anonymous data sets, it is shown that self-citations can significantly reduce the h index in contrast to Hirsch's expectations. This result is confirmed by an analysis of 13 further data sets.
PACS: 01.30.-y – Physics literature and publications / 01.85.+f – Careers in physics and sciences / 01.90.+g – Other topics of general interest
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