Michael S. Rosenberg’s Laboratory

Computational Evolutionary Biology & Bioinformatics

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w-index (Woeginger)

Woeginger's w-index (Woeginger 2008) is somewhat similar to the h-index. It is the largest value of w for which publications have at least 1, 2, 3, …w citations:

$$w=\underset{k}{\max}\left(C_i \geq k-i+1\right),$$

for all ik. Put another way, the top 1…k publications have to have at least k…1 citations, respectively.

Graphically, if the h-index is the largest square with sides h that can fit under the citation curve, w is the largest right-angled isoceles triangle with perpendicular sides of w.

Example

Publications are ordered by number of citations, from highest to lowest.

Citations (Ci)42361411993222111000
Rank (k)k…1
11
221
3321
44321
554321
6654321
77654321
887654321
w = 99987654321
1010987654321
111110987654321
12121110987654321
1313121110987654321
141413121110987654321
15151413121110987654321
1616151413121110987654321

The largest rank where the minimum number of citations for publications 1…kk…1 is 9.

History

Yearw
19971
19984
19995
20008
20019
200213
200317
200422
200525
200629
200732
200835
200935
201040
201142
201244
201345
201446
201547
201649
201749

References