A fair assessment of merit is needed for better resource allocation in the scientific community. We analyzed the performance of the institutional h-index in the case of Brazilian Psychiatry Post-graduation Programs. Traditional bibliometric indicators and the institutional h-index similarly ranked the programs, except for the Average Impact Factor. The institutional h-index correlated strongly with the majority of the traditional bibliometric indicators, which did not occur with the Average Impact Factor. The institutional h-index balances “quantity” and “quality”, and can be used as part of a panel of bibliometric indicators to aid the peer-review process.
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Da Luz, M.P., Marques-Portella, C., Mendlowicz, M. et al. Institutional h-index: The performance of a new metric in the evaluation of Brazilian Psychiatric Post-graduation Programs. Scientometrics 77, 361–368 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-007-1964-9
- Citation Rate
- Bibliometric Indicator
- Average Impact Factor
- Brazilian Science
- Scientific Research Output