Biblioranking fundamental physics. (arXiv:1803.10713v2 [cs.DL] UPDATED)

Biblioranking fundamental physics. (arXiv:1803.10713v2 [cs.DL] UPDATED)
<a href="http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Strumia_A/0/1/0/all/0/1">Alessandro Strumia</a>, <a href="http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Torre_R/0/1/0/all/0/1">Riccardo Torre</a>

We propose measures of the impact of research that improve on existing ones
such as counting of number of papers, citations and $h$-index. Since different
papers and different fields have largely different average number of co-authors
and of references we replace citations with individual citations, shared among
co-authors. Next, we improve on citation counting applying the PageRank
algorithm to citations among papers. Being time-ordered, this reduces to a
weighted counting of citation descendants that we call PaperRank. Similarly, we
compute an AuthorRank applying the PageRank algorithm to citations among
authors. These metrics quantify the impact of an author or paper taking into
account the impact of those authors that cite it. Finally, we show how self-
and circular- citations can be eliminated by defining a closed market of
citation-coins. We apply these metrics to the InSpire database that covers
fundamental physics, ranking papers, authors, journals, institutes, towns,
countries, continents, genders, for all-time and in recent time periods.

We propose measures of the impact of research that improve on existing ones
such as counting of number of papers, citations and $h$-index. Since different
papers and different fields have largely different average number of co-authors
and of references we replace citations with individual citations, shared among
co-authors. Next, we improve on citation counting applying the PageRank
algorithm to citations among papers. Being time-ordered, this reduces to a
weighted counting of citation descendants that we call PaperRank. Similarly, we
compute an AuthorRank applying the PageRank algorithm to citations among
authors. These metrics quantify the impact of an author or paper taking into
account the impact of those authors that cite it. Finally, we show how self-
and circular- citations can be eliminated by defining a closed market of
citation-coins. We apply these metrics to the InSpire database that covers
fundamental physics, ranking papers, authors, journals, institutes, towns,
countries, continents, genders, for all-time and in recent time periods.

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