Generalizing the H- and G-Indices
Nees Jan Van Eck
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business
Erasmus Research Institute of Management - ERIM, Forthcoming
We introduce two new measures of the performance of a scientist. One measure, referred to as the h alph-index, generalizes the well-known h-index or Hirsch index. The other measure, referred to as the g alpha-index, generalizes the closely related g-index. We analyze theoretically the relationship between the h alpha- and g alpha-indices on the one hand and some simple measures of scientific performance on the other hand. We also study the behavior of the h alpha- and g alpha-indices empirically. Some advantages of the h alpha- and g alpha-indices over the h- and g-indices are pointed out.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: h-index, Hirsch index, g-index, h alpha-index, g alpha-index
JEL Classification: M11, R4, Mworking papers series
Date posted: September 12, 2008
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