The stratified H-index makes scientific impact transparent

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The H-index is widely used to quantify and standardize researchers' scientific impact. However, the H-index does not account for the fact that co-authors rarely contribute equally to a paper. Accordingly, we propose the use of a stratified H-index to measure scientific impact. The stratified H-index supplements the conventional H-index with three separate H-indices: one for first authorships, one for second authorships and one for last authorships. The stratified H-index takes scientific output, quality and individual author contribution into account.

Translated title of the contributionThe stratified H-index makes scientific impact transparent
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume179
Issue number14
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017

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