Sunday, November 27, 2011

Playing with Google Scholar Citations

Google Scholar Citations has only been public for 10 days but already an analysis has appeared. I hadn't thought of searching by institution myself but this is a good idea. For example:

Australian National University

This means that it is now easy to construct a kind of h-index for institutions: where h is the number of authors cited h times. ANU's h-index is 37: and CSIRO's is 58. Of course, this is very early days and not many people have signed up yet. Harvard scored 141. I suspect based on this that something along the lines of the Wu-index (Wu = n where n is the number of articles cited 10n times) or some other variant is going to be more useful.

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