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.

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Written by Mathias

September 30, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Posted in Scientometrics

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  1. New author:

    theprophecyoftheshalforen.wordpress.com

    cheers,

    Marta.A


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