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Does the h-alpha index reinforce the Matthew effect in science?

New article in Quantitative Science Studies


Hirsch (2019) proposed a new variant of the h index, called the hα index, to measure scientific leadership. Lutz Bornmann, Christian Ganser, Alexander Tekles and Loet Leydesdorff use an agent-based simulation to show that the hα index reinforces the Matthew effect in science.