The strike rate index: a new index for journal quality based on journal size and the h-index of citations.
- William Barendse
Biomed Digit Libr 2007 Apr 19;4. Epub 2007 Apr 19.
CSIRO Livestock Industries, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, 306 Carmody Road, St, Lucia, Queensland 4067, Australia.
Quantifying the impact of scientific research is almost always controversial, and there is a need for a uniform method that can be applied across all fields. Increasingly, however, the quantification has been summed up in the impact factor of the journal in which the work is published, which is known to show differences between fields. Here the h-index, a way to summarize an individual's highly cited work, was calculated for journals over a twenty year time span and compared to the size of the journal in four fields, Agriculture, Condensed Matter Physics, Genetics and Heredity and Mathematical Physics. Read More