Citation Growth Index: An Index to Monitor Researchers’ Citation Growth

Journal of Scientometric Research,2016,5,2,159-160.
Published:September 2016
Type:Commentary

Citation Growth Index: An Index to Monitor Researchers’ Citation Growth

Manoochehr Karami1*, Farzaneh Fazli2

1PhD, Modeling of Non communicable Diseases Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

2MSc, PhD student in Library and Information Science, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University and Central Library of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

Abstract:

Dear Editor In Chief

There are a variety of scientific contributions, productivity and impact indicators include h-index, g-index, hg-index and AR index as citation based indicators.1-4 It is evidenced both strengths and weaknesses of such indicators in the literature.5,6 Majority of the scientific output measures focus on most cited papers. However, no one has considered predictability of researcher’s impact during next years and ignore non cited publications.

This work is aimed to quantify growth of the received citations by researchers according to average growth of citations and introduced a simple index called “Citation Growth Index (CGI)”. In the following, steps of calculation CGI and estimated citation growth (ECG) are explained using Equations 1 and 2: Read more. . . 

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Karami M, Fazli F. Citation Growth Index: An Index to Monitor Researchers’ Citation Growth. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2016;5(2):159-160. doi:10.5530/jscires.5.2.6.