Characterizing the Highly Cited Papers by means of the H-index

Prof. Enrique Herrera-Viedma , University of Granada

Highly cited papers identify those papers which are an important reference point in a research field. To identify a highly cited paper we have to fix a citation threshold value. Usually, this threshold value should not be the same for all research fields because each field presents its respective citation pattern. Studies of highly cited papers in the literature define particular criteria and methods to set citation thresholds, which are often set arbitrarily and designed
ad-hoc, and do not allow the scientific community to validate and compare their
results. In this paper we introduce the concept of H-Classics to overcome this
problem and provide scientific community a standardization of key constructs.
We present a new and systematic method to identify citation classics. This identification method of highly cited papers is based on the H-index and thank to
the properties of H-index it is sensitive to the own characteristics of any research
discipline and also its evolution. Therefore, the concept of H-Classics allows to
systematize search procedure of highly cited papers or citation classics for any field of research.

About the speaker
Enrique Herrera-Viedma is currently a Professor of Computer Science with the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Vice-Dean of Research of Faculty of Communication and Documentation, University of Granada. His current research interests include group decision making, consensus models, linguistic modeling, aggregation of information, web information retrieval, bibliometric, digital libraries, web quality evaluation, recommender systems, and social media; publishing more than 120 papers in ISI journals. Dr. Herrera-Viedma is an Associate Editor of seven core ISI journals such as the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS: SYSTEMS, Knowledge Based Systems, Soft Computing, Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making, Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, and Information Sciences; and a member of the editorial boards of three core ISI journals Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, and International Journal of Computational Intelligence. From 2014 he is member of the government of the IEEE SMC Society.

Venue: Conference Rooom

Date: 05 February 2015

Time: 12:30 - 13:30  CEST