Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2022, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (4): 24-32.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2022.04.024

Special Issue: 学术评价改革研究

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F-index: An Improved Method of Measuring Academic Influence

Wang Chuanyi Yu Yinwei   

  1. Institute of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084
  • Online:2022-07-26 Published:2022-09-18

Abstract: This research presents F index as an improved method of measuring academic influence. By using scholars in Philosophy, Laws, Statistics and Probability, Mechanical Engineering, Agronomy and Crop Science, Infectious Diseases and Multidisciplinary fields as samples, the effect of F-index on the measurement of academic influence is empirically tested. The result indicates that in the field of multidisciplinary evaluation, F-index shows a better discernment than h-index, p-index and FWCI with the capability of adjusting different standards of academic influence among different fields. In the evaluation of single subject, F-index has a high consistency with h-index, p-index and FWCI but also shows a better discernment, it is a further improvement based on the existing indicators.

Key words: F index, Academic influence, Academic evaluation, Multidisciplinary evaluation, Evaluation cost, Evaluation accuracy

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