# Michael S. Rosenberg’s Laboratory

Computational Evolutionary Biology & Bioinformatics

E-mail: msr@asu.edu
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## p-index

Also called the mock hm-index (Prathap 2010b), the p-index (Prathap 2010a) is derived from mathematical modeling of the relationship of increasing numbers of publications and citations. It is a function of the total number of citations and the average citations per paper,

$$p=\sqrt[3]{\frac{\left(C^P\right)^2}{P}}.$$

Yearp
19970.9283
19983.0426
19995.6995
20007.2054
200110.3402
200214.2276
200317.7708
200423.3157
200528.1528
200634.7350
200739.8436
200845.4688
200950.3589
201054.4934
201158.3848
201262.5678
201365.2229
201469.1284
201572.6204
201675.8513
201777.9751

## References

• Prathap, G. (2010) Is there a place for a mock h-index? Scientometrics 84:153–165.
• Prathap, G. (2010) The 100 most prolific economists using the p-index. Scientometrics 84:167–172.