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Indexes in scientometrics are based on citations. However, in contrast to the journal impact factor, which gives only the ranking of the scientific journals, ordered by impact factor, indexes in scientometrics are suitable for ranking of scientists, scientific journals and countries. In this paper the h-index, h5-index, the World ranking the top of 25 Highly Cited Researchers (h > 100) and the ranking of 25 scientists in Hungarian Institutions according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles are considered. These indexes (h5-index) are applied for making of the list of top 20 publications (journals and proceedings) in the field of Robotics. The World ranking is done of the best 50 countries according to h-index in year 2014. Data are obtained from the portal Scimago.
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Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems 14(1), 1-9, 2016
*Corresponding author,
: drmestergyula@gmail.com; +36 62 546-509;
*University of Szeged Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Technology,
*Mars tér 7, H-6724 Szeged, Hungary
RANKINGS SCIENTISTS, JOURNALS
AND COUNTRIES USING h-INDEX
Gyula Mester*
Óbuda University, Doctoral School of Safety and Security Sciences
Budapest, Hungary
University of Szeged Faculty of Engineering, Laboratory of Robotics
Szeged, Hungary
DOI: 10.7906/indecs.14.1.1
Regular article
Received: 20 November 2015.
Accepted: 18 January 2016.
ABSTRACT
Indexes in scientometrics are based on citations. However, in contrast to the journal impact factor, which
gives only the ranking of the scientific journals, ordered by impact factor, indexes in scientometrics are
suitable for ranking of scientists, scientific journals and countries. In this paper the h-index, h5-index, the
World ranking the top of 25 Highly Cited Researchers (h > 100) and the ranking of 25 scientists in
Hungarian Institutions according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles are considered. These
indexes (h5-index) are applied for making of the list of top 20 publications (journals and proceedings) in
the field of Robotics. The World ranking is done of the best 50 countries according to h-index in year
2014. Data are obtained from the portal Scimago.
KEY WORDS
citations, h-index, robotics, portal Scimago, Webometrics Ranking
CLASSIFICATION
JEL: Z19
PACS: 01.40.gf
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INTRODUCTION
Indexes in scientometrics are based on citations. In this paper the h-index, h5-index, the
world ranking of the top of 25 Highly Cited Researchers (h > 100) according to Google
Scholar Citations, the ranking of the top of 25 scientists in Hungarian institutions according
to their Google Scholar public profiles and are considered. These indexes (h5-index) are
applied for making of the list of top 20 publications (journals and proceedings) in the field of
Robotics. The World ranking is done for the best 50 countries according to h-index in 2014.
Data are obtained from the portal Scimago.
The article is organized as follows: in Section 1 the Introduction is given. In Section 2 the
h-index, h5-index are presented. In Section 3 the world ranking of top of 25 Highly Cited
Researchers (h > 100) according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles is
illustrated. In Section 4 the ranking of 25 scientists in Hungarian institutions according to
their Google Scholar Citations public profiles is illustrated. In Section 5, presents the list of
top 20 publications (journals and proceedings) in the field of Robotics. In Section 6, the
World ranking of the best 50 countries according to h-index in year 2014, taken from the
portal Scimago are illustrated. Conclusions are given in Section 7.
THE h-INDEX AND h5-INDEX
The h-index, as a particularly simple and useful way to characterize the scientific output of a
researcher, was introduced by Jorge E. Hirsch in August 2005 [1], and it is defined as
follows: A scientist has index h if h of his/her Np papers have at least h citations each, and
the other Np h papers have no more than h citations each.
The h-index was applied to compare:
scientists,
scientific journals,
research teams and
research institutions and countries.
The h-index, has become popular because it is:
logically sound,
simple to understand and, most importantly and
simple to calculate with easily obtained data.
Hirsch argues that the h-index is preferable as the:
total number of published papers,
the total number of citations and
average number of citations per article.
The advantage the h-index is that it combines both the:
quantity number of articles and
quality citations to these articles.
A researcher cannot have a high h-index without publishing a considerable number of
articles. The h-index favors researches that publish a continuous stream of articles. A
disadvantage of the h-index is that it cannot reduce.
An individuals h-index is obtained by searching one of the following scientific databases:
Thompsons ISI Web of Knowledge, Web of Science (WOS). WOS was the first data-base
to provide citation data,
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Scopus developed by Elsevier, from November 3, 2004. Scopus provides citation data
only for the items indexed by it and
Google Scholar, from November 18, 2004, unlike WOS and Scopus is freely accessible [2, 3].
The Hirschs h-index is not correlated with the journal Impact Factor, this implies that:
the Impact Factor is not a good measure of research quality or influence,
but there is good correlations between the number of publications/citations and h-index of
individuals.
When the h-index is high, to increase the h-index is difficult. The h-index is insensitive to
highly cited papers. Mester prefer to consider the research group, for example „Robotics“ as
the basic unit for computing the h-index [4-20]. For example: Mesters h-index is 21, this
means he has 21 articles with 21 or more citations. The h5-index is the h-index for articles
published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published
in 2009-2013 have at least h citations each [2].
WORLD RANKING OF TOP OF 25 HIGHLY CITED RESEARCHERS
(h > 100) ACCORDING TO THEIR GOOGLE SCHOLAR CITATIONS
PUBLIC PROFILES
The World ranking of scientists based on their performance: h-index and citations according
to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles [3]. The list in Table 1 of the public profiles
of the most highly cited researchers (h-index larger than 100) according to their declared
presence in the Google Scholar Citations database is shown.
The list of top of 25 highly cited authors (that includes both living and deceased), is ranked first by:
h-index in decreasing order and
then by the total number of citations as a secondary criteria [3].
On this ranking list, position of Albert Einstein is 546.
TOP OF 25 SCIENTISTS IN HUNGARIAN INSTITUTIONS RANKED
ACCORDING TO THEIR GOOGLE SCHOLAR CITATIONS PUBLIC
PROFILE
The ranking of top 25 Hungarian scientists is presented in Table 2 according to their declared
presence in the Google Scholar Citations database [3]. The list is ranked first by h-index in
decreasing order and then by the total number of citations as a secondary criteria.
TOP 20 PUBLICATIONS OF ROBOTICS
The ranking of the top 20 publications (journals and proceedings) in the field of Robotics [3]
according to their h5-index is given in Table 3.
WORLD RANKING OF TOP OF 50 COUNTRIES ACCORDING TO
H-INDEX IN YEAR 2014 FROM THE PORTAL SCIMAGO
The World ranking of top 50 countries according to h-index in year 2014 taken from the
portal Scimago [21] is given in Table 4.
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Table 1. World Ranking of top of 20 Highly Cited Researchers (h > 100).
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Table 2. Ranking of top of 15 scientists in Hungarian institutions.
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Table 3. Top 20 publications in the field of Robotics.
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Table 4. The Scimago World ranking of top 50 countries according to h-index in year 2014.
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CONCLUSIONS
Indexes in scientometrics are suitable for ranking of scientists, scientific journals, research
teams, research institutions and countries. In this paper the h-index, h5-index, World ranking
of the top of 25 Highly Cited Researchers (h > 100) and the ranking of 25 scientists in
Hungarian institutions according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles are
considered. The ranking of the top 20 publications (journals and proceedings) in the field of
Robotics according to their h5-index is illustrated. The World ranking list of the best 50
countries according to h-index in year 2014, taken from the portal Scimago, are given.
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