Published: January 2014
Type: Research Article
Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos, Fragiskos G. Bersimis1
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Science and Education, Athens 17671,
1Department of Informatics and Telematics, School of Digital Science, Harokopio University, Athens 17778, Greece
This work aims to present an objective index that rates scientific relevance (SR) of scientists’ published work, the SR index, in a specific thematic field. The proposed index is calculated based on equally or weighted individual parameters that measure scientist’s publication record and recognition, using easily accessible and unbiased data from existing bibliometric databases. The application of the SR‑index could be in any scientific field; an example is given here on cell and molecular biology field.