R, Scientometrics, Knowledge Management, and Social Network Analysis

How to determine the most productive author?

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There are some most commonly used methods to count for an author’s productivity, namely:

  1. First author counting: Only the first author receives the credit with a count of 1, other authors do not receive any credit.
  2. Total author counting: Each author receive a credit with a count of 1.
  3. Fractional counting: Here, if a publication is authored by N number of authors, each author receive credit with a count of 1/N.

Besides these three methods, there are also different methods such as proportional counting, pure geometric count, Noblesse oblige, etc which can be seen here.


Written by Mat

September 30, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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