Michael S. Rosenberg’s Laboratory

Computational Evolutionary Biology & Bioinformatics

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w-index (Wu)

Wu's w-index (Wu 2010) is very similar to the h-index, but defines a stricter core by requiring that each of the w publications have at least 10w citations.

$$w=\underset{i}{\max}\left(i \leq 10C_i\right)$$

One can view this graphically as identical to the h-index, except the threshold line has a slope of 10 rather than 1.

Example

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

Citations (Ci)42361411993222111000
10×Rank (10i)102030405060708090100110120130140150160
Rank (i)12345678910111213141516
w = 2

The largest rank where 10iCi is 2.

History

Yearw
19970
19980
19991
20001
20012
20022
20033
20043
20054
20066
20077
20087
20097
20108
20118
20129
201310
201411
201512
201612
201712

References