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dc.contributor.authorPrathap, Gangan-
dc.contributor.authorNishy, P-
dc.identifier.issn0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractThe performance index (p-index) is a composite indicator which can effectively combine size and quality of scientific papers. It is able to complement the h-index and give it better resolving power and at the same time is free of the many limitations that the h-index has. The curious structure of the p-index allows it to be interpreted using an energy argument and here, borrowing from electrical analogy, the power/energy basis for bibliometric research assessment is proposed. The proxy for the energy of ideas turns out to be E = Pi2 where P is measured in the unit in which ideas are conveyed (here, the number of papers) and i is a measure of the rate at which ideas are transmitted as citations (here, a proxy for quality). The energy assessment technique is demonstrated by applying it to the research assessment of the laboratories belonging to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceALIS Vol.57(3) [September 2010]en_US
dc.titleE = Pi2 - the energy of ideas approach to bibliometric research assessmenten_US
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