Profit (p)-Index: The Degree to Which Authors Profit from Co-Authors
The authors introduce a weighing algorithm for correcting citation-based metrics (h-index) for co-authorship. The p-index (p for profit) …
“Nature asked scientists to recommend one thing that institutional and laboratory leaders could do to make science more productive, rigorous and happy.” (source: Nature)
The resulting article describes the following solutions:
1. Make lab health someone’s job
2. Train the principal investigators
3. Show that you care
4. Get lab members multiple mentors
5. Be explicit about expectations.
The authors elaborate on the origin of their ideas, how they implemented them and how it improved the lab health. The article can be inspiring for all scientists and especially for academic leaders and managers.
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