A New Method for Evaluating Author’s Scientific Impact by using an Eigenfactor Derived Scoring System

Journal of Scientometric Research,2016,5,1,85-90.
Published:May 2016
Type:Research Note

A New Method for Evaluating Author’s Scientific Impact by using an Eigenfactor Derived Scoring System

Sorin Hostiuc1*and Ionuț Negoi2

1(a) Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania (b) National Institute of Legal Medicine Bucharest, Dept. of Forensic Pathology, ROMANIA.

2Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, ROMANIA.

Abstract:

Purpose: This paper aims to propose a new method of quantifying the scientific impact based on the Eigenfactor. Materials and Methods: We propose four scores, all based on a common parameter, called Emp: (1) article median score (AEmp) computed by summing the Emps for all articles published by a researcher, (2) AEmp Main, which only includes the articles published as a main author by a specific researcher, (3) article weighted median score (BEmp), which is obtained by summing the Emp values of the journals in which the author has published, divided by the number of authors, and (4) citation weighted median score (CEmp), calculated by summing the Emp values of the journals in which the articles of the researcher were cited. We give t two calculation examples, for the Medicine, Legal, and Anatomy & Morphology ISI categories.

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Hostiuc S, Negoi I. A New Method for Evaluating Author’s Scientific Impact by using an Eigenfactor Derived Scoring System. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2016;5(1):85-90. doi:10.5530/jscires.5.1.11.