A New Scientific Indexing Model: U-Index


The h-index has become more popular nowadays and is used for some scientific performance criteria worldwide. This indexing method does not correctly measure any performance or career specifications because of the parameters used to form the measurement basis. The h-index is located based on citation(C) and paper(N) parameters that involve no logical criterion on the counting process, and so measurement on this basis can only give quantity results not any quality information. Therefore, we need a new indexing instrument to find out also the scientific quality unique to an individual author even if that takes into account the effect of multiple coauthorships. Ipso facto, we create a new bibliometric indicator or academic performance indicator called the u-index.


Alternative indexing methods; Academic performance indicator; Impact factor; H-index; U-index

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