Replication study gives thumbs up for the individual annual h-index
In 2014 I published a paper introducing a new research metric: the individual annual h-index or hIa for short.
- Harzing, A.W.; Alakangas, S.; Adams, D. (2014) hIa: An individual annual h-index to accommodate disciplinary and career length differences, Scientometrics, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 811-821. Available online...
A short summary of the hIa can be found in my white paper "From h-index to hIa..". Recently, James Ryan at the United Emirates University conducted a replication of our hIa study. As I argued in another blog, replication studies are essential for Science to progress.
Ryan's replication, which showed that the hIa performed very well with a qualitatively and quantitatively different sample, has now been officially published in Scientometrics.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.