With or without h-index? Comparing aggregates of rankings based on seven popular bibliometric indicators

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With or without h-index? Comparing aggregates of rankings based on seven popular bibliometric indicators

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: With or without h-index? Comparing aggregates of rankings based on seven popular bibliometric indicators
Author: Subochev A.Pislyakov V.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 1135
End Page: 1143
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: We apply five majority-rule-based ordinal ranking methods to data on economic, management and political science journals in order to produce aggregate journal rankings. First, we calculate aggregates for the set of rankings based on seven popular bibliometric indicators (impact factor, 5-year impact factor, immediacy index, article influence score, h-index, SNIP and SJR). Then, we exclude the Hirsch index and repeat the calculations. We perform the comparative correlation analysis of the aggregates and the initial rankings. We use two rank measures of correlation, Kendall’s tau and the share of coinciding pairs. The analysis demonstrates that aggregate rankings represent the set of single-indicator-based rankings better than any of the seven rankings themselves. Among the single-indicator-based rankings themselves, the best representations of their set are produced by the 5-year impact factor. The least representative are rankings based on the immediacy index. The exclusion of the Hirsch index from the set of indicators does not change these results.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65252
 

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