Current Index: A Proposal for a Dynamic Rating System for Researchers

Current Index: A Proposal for a Dynamic Rating System for Researchers

An index is proposed that is based on the h-index and a 3-year publication/citation window. When updated regularly, it shows the current scientific performance of researchers rather than their life-time achievement as indicated by common scientometric indicators. In this respect, the new rating scheme resembles established sports ratings such as in chess or tennis. By the example of ACM SIGMOD E. F. Codd Innovations Award winners and Priestley Medal recipients, we illustrate how the new rating can be represented by a single number and visualized.
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Keywords: Rating, ranking, h-index, citations, publications, time.

Year: 2014

Journal ISSN: 2330-1635
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Dalibor Fiala

Phone: +420 377 63 2429

Dalibor is the research group coordinator and an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He is interested in data mining, web mining, information retrieval, informetrics, and information science.

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