Search the Lounge

« Aspiring Law Professors Conference | Main | Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015 »

August 29, 2014

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Former Editor

Just one nitpick: Anderson's rankings seem to be by an average of the H-5 Index and H-5 Median (the middle number of cites per article among those articles in the H-5 index). So, it's not exactly a straight up H-5 ranking or one with median as a tie breaker (as Google Scholar seems to do). If you compare U Penn's ranking in the Google Scholar rank with its rank in Anderson's method, you will see what I mean.

As for whether doing it this way is better than Google Scholar's normal method, I'm not sure. An average of the median seems to undo some of the benefits of h-indexing in the first place (namely, to minimize outsized citation effects of a small number of articles on a journal's rank).

The comments to this entry are closed.

Bloggers Emereti

Blog powered by Typepad