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Publications, Volume 5, Issue 3 (September 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Hirsch's h-index has popularized citation counting as the primary means of measuring scientific [...] Read more. Hirsch's h-index has popularized citation counting as the primary means of measuring scientific impact and success. The metric has clear value in that it aims to make scholarly assessment a level playing field, but it is easy to manipulate via excessive self-citation. A sensible solution to the gaming problem is to report a self-citation index (s-index). Pairing of h and s indices appreciates the worth of self-cites and at the same time helps to make excessive tendencies more identifiable, explainable, and accountable. View this paper