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Calculation of unbiased performance indicators from ISI Web of Knowledge reports

ISI Web of Knowledge report:
Display results as: Short report HTML table ISI tab-delimited Standard CSV
Corporate Authors: Ignore Include and assume an average of

What's that?

Counts of publications and citations are widely used as indicators of performance of individual scientists. However, these measures produce a considerable bias because of publications with multiple authors. For a fair comparison of peoples' productivity or research quality, we should use fractional counts: publications and citations divided by the numbers of coauthors. See Põder (2010) for more information.

This program uses a report of a scientist's publications from ISI Web of Knowledge and calculates the unbiased indicators of his/her scientific output.

How to use?

Program source code in Python is available under GNU General Public License. You can conveniently use it for user scripts on command line.

For general feedback and theoretical background contact Endel Põder, for code and bugs Märt Põder.