Fairer citation based metrics
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I describe a simple modification which can be applied to any citation count based index (e.g. Hirsch’s h-index) quantifying a researcher’s publication output. The key idea behind the proposed approach is that the merit for the citations of a paper should be distributed amongst its authors according to their relative contributions. In addition to producing inherently fairer metrics I show that the proposed modification has the potential to normalize partially for the unfair effects of honorary authorship and thus discourage this practice.
Arandelovic , O 2016 , ' Fairer citation based metrics ' Publishing Research Quarterly , vol 32 , no. 3 , pp. 163-169 . DOI: 10.1007/s12109-016-9461-8
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