New metric in the house! The Cuckoo-index as a measure of a scientist’s efficiency and assertiveness

We are happy to announce the open-contribution publication of a new research metric: The c-index

Abstract: The Cuckoo-index (c-index) is a new index that attempts to measure both the effectivity and the savviness of a scientist. The index is based on the number of publications of the scientist as author on original research manuscripts without contributing to them in any way. In a time of increasingly global competition for resources and funding, it is of great importance to collect scientific merits with the least investment. The c-index takes this into account.

Check out the full manuscript here: Cuckoo_Index_01042020

Figure 1. Illustration of the association between career success and increasing c- vs. h-index

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