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    Una visión crítica del índice h: algunas consideraciones derivadas de su aplicación práctica

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    The possible use of h-index in the evaluation of individual researchers has raised great concern among policymakers and scientists themselves. Research is needed to determine the advantages and limitations of this new indicator. A study of publications in the Web of Science, 1994-2004, applied the h-index to researchers working in the natural resources area at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). One of the findings presented is that the h-index detected the most outstanding scientists; however, scientists who follow a selective publication strategy, publishing a relatively low number of documents that are frequently cited, could be penalized for this approach in h-index based evaluations. The authors emphasize the need to avoid the specific limitations of each indicator by combining indicators in the evaluation process.

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    Title : Una visión crítica del índice h: algunas consideraciones derivadas de su aplicación práctica
    Author(s) : Rodrigo Costas, María Bordons
    Abstract : The possible use of h-index in the evaluation of individual researchers has raised great concern among policymakers and scientists themselves. Research is needed to determine the advantages and limitations of this new indicator. A study of publications in the Web of Science, 1994-2004, applied the h-index to researchers working in the natural resources area at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). One of the findings presented is that the h-index detected the most outstanding scientists; however, scientists who follow a selective publication strategy, publishing a relatively low number of documents that are frequently cited, could be penalized for this approach in h-index based evaluations. The authors emphasize the need to avoid the specific limitations of each indicator by combining indicators in the evaluation process.
    Keywords : a critical view, análisis de citas, application, based a practical, bliométricos, evaluación científica, indicadores bi, índice h, observations, h index, title

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    Area : Other
    Language : English
    Year : 2007

    Affiliations CWTS-Leiden University
    Journal : El Profesional de la Informacion
    Volume : 16
    Issue : 5
    Pages : 427 - 432
    Url : http://elprofesionaldelainformacion.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.3145/epi.2007.sep.04
    Doi : 10.3145/epi.2007.sep.04

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