, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 507–516 | Cite as

Influence of individual researchers’ visibility on institutional impact: an example of Prathap’s approach to successive h-indices

  • Ricardo Arencibia-Jorge
  • Ronald Rousseau


This study applies Prathap’s approach to successive h-indices in order to measure the influence of researcher staff on institutional impact. The twelve most productive Cuban institutions related to the study of the human brain are studied. The Hirsch index was used to measure the impact of the institutional scientific output, using the g-index and R-index as complementary indicators. Prathap’s approach to successive h-indices, based on the author-institution hierarchy, is used to determine the institutional impact through the performance of the researcher staff. The combination of different Hirsch-type indices for institutional evaluation is illustrated.


Brain Research Cuban Individual Researcher Institutional Evaluation Hirsch Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Network of Scientometric Studies for Higher EducationNational Scientific Research CenterHavana CityCuba
  2. 2.KHBO (Association K.U.Leuven)Industrial Sciences and TechnologyOostendeBelgium
  3. 3.K.U.Leuven, Steunpunt O&O IndicatorenDekenstraat 2Belgium

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