Profit (p)-Index: The Degree to Which Authors Profit from Co-Authors

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The authors introduce a weighing algorithm for correcting citation-based metrics (h-index) for co-authorship. The p-index (p for profit) is a measure estimating the profit an author has from co-authors. Nobel laureates have the highest adjusted h-indices, suggesting a relatively high degree of scientific independency/originality, compared to top UMC researchers. Spinoza Prize laureates score intermediate.
 

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Title: Profit (p)-Index: The Degree to Which Authors Profit from Co-Authors
Authors: Aziz NA, Rozing MP
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059814 (2013)

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