Supplementary data tables for "A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field" (PLoS Biology 2019)

Published: 06-07-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.1
John Ioannidis,
Jeroen Baas,
Richard Klavans,
Kevin Boyack


Citation metrics are widely used and misused. We have created a publicly available database of 100,000 top-scientists that provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator. Separate data are shown for career-long and single year impact. Metrics with and without self-citations and ratio of citations to citing papers are given. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. Field- and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists who have published at least 5 papers. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2017 and to end-of-2018 for comparison.

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Code explaining the compilation of the elements and data is provided in the downloadable files; detailed code (PySpark) calculating the metrics can be found in the python file.