Ενδιαφέρον βιβλιομετρικός δείκτης για τη δημιουργικότητα των επιστημόνων.
Ο José Soler απ’το πανεπιστήμιο της Μαδρίτης ανέπτυξε τον δείκτη δημιουργικότητας. Σύμφωνα με τον ίδιο θα μπορεί να βοηθήσει τα ιδρύματα να διαλέγουν τους πιο πολλά υποσχόμενους υποψήφιους τόσο για πρόσληψη όσο για προαγωγή.
Soler’s method involves calculating the number of references, n, that a particular paper makes to previous papers as well as the number of citations, m, that it receives from papers written at a later date. According to his definition of creativity, a paper that has lots of references but only a few citations will have a low level of «creativity», while a paper with just a few references and lots of citations, in contrast, will have a very high creativity. The creativity index (Ca) of a particular scientist can then be calculated by summing the total creativity for every paper that author has written, normalized for the number of co-authors in each case…
…The advantage of the new technique is that «review» articles, which are often highly cited even though they do not necessarily contain much new information, will have a relatively low creativity index because they contain so many references to previous work. The technique also means that citing your own paper will not boost your creativity index because the reference and citation counts will cancel out. Conventional citation analyses, in contrast, would not take this effect into account.