Some Improvements on H-Index : Measuring Research Outputs by Citations

연구성과 측정을 위한 h-지수의 개량에 관한 연구

  • 이재윤 (경기대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Published : 2006.09.29


The h-index, also called as Hirsch-index, is a new tool for measuring research outputs by citations. This h-index is not only easy to calculate, but also robust enough to handle various citation data. After its suggestion by Hirsch in 2005, many researchers applied the h-index to their own areas, and some others tried to improve the weak points of the h- index such as low discriminating power. Firstly, several of these efforts are reviewed in the present article, and then novel indexes are suggested to measure research outputs by citations more fairly and reasonably. Calculating these indexes on both artificial data and real data showed that the newly suggested indexes in this article can replace the h-index and its variants.

Hirsch가 제안한 h-지수는 인용을 통해서 개인의 연구 성과를 측정하려는 시도이다. h-지수는 용이한 산출 방법과 함께 지수의 강건성 등이 인정되면서 발표 이후 다양한 분야에서 이를 적용하거나 보완하는 연구가 활발히 이루어지고 있다. 이 연구에서는 우선 h-지수와 이를 보완한 g-지수를 비롯한 변형 지수에 대해서 현재까지 전개되고 있는 논의를 살펴보았다. 그리고 h-지수와 g-지수의 단점을 보완할 수 있는 개량 지수를 몇가지 제안하고 가상 자료와 실제 자료에 대해서 측정해보았다. 측정 결과 제안한 지수들이 h-지수와 g-지수를 대체할 가능성이 있음을 확인하였다.



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