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Szymanski, Boleslaw K.
Rosa, Josep Lluís de la Krishnamoorthy, Mukkai 

2012  
A new method for computing the value of citations is introduced and compared with the PageRank algorithm for author ranking. In our proposed approach, the value of each publication is expressed in CENTs (sCientific currENcy Tokens). The publication’s value is then divided by the number of citations made by that publication to yield a value for each citation. As citations are the acknowledgements of the work by authors other than oneself (indicating that it has been useful), selfcitations count as zero in acknowledged citation value. Circular citations, a generalized type of selfcitation, are considered to have a reduced acknowledged citation value. Finally, we propose a modification of the hindex to define it as the largest integer such that the ith publication (on the list of publications sorted by their value in CENTs) is worth more than i CENTs. This new index, termed the iindex or i2 in short, appears to be a more precise measure of the impact of publications and their authors’ productivity than the hindex A new method for computing the value of citations is introduced and compared with the PageRank algorithm for author ranking. In our proposed approach, the value of each publication is expressed in CENTs (sCientific currENcy Tokens). The publication’s value is then divided by the number of citations made by that publication to yield a value for each citation. As citations are the acknowledgements of the work by authors other than oneself (indicating that it has been useful), selfcitations count as zero in acknowledged citation value. Circular citations, a generalized type of selfcitation, are considered to have a reduced acknowledged citation value. Finally, we propose a modification of the hindex to define it as the largest integer such that the ith publication (on the list of publications sorted by their value in CENTs) is worth more than i CENTs. This new index, termed the iindex or i(2) in short, appears to be a more precise measure of the impact of publications and their authors’ productivity than the hindex 

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MICINN/PN 20112013/TIN201017903 AGAUR/20092014/2009 SGR1202 AGAUR/2009 BE100229 Reproducció digital del document publicat a: 015597 Articles publicats (DEEEiA) info:eurepo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/238887 

© Information Sciences, 2012, vol. 185, núm. 1, p. 1831  
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Bibliometria
Bibliometrics Índexs de citacions Indexs citations Referències bibliogràfiques  Avaluació Bibliographical citations  Evaluation 

An Internet measure of the value of citations  
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