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An Index that Rates Relevance of Scientific Work in Bio‑Sciences: The Scientific Relevance‑Index. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2014;3(1):15-21. doi:10.4103/2320-0057.143688..
This work aims to present an objective index that rates scientific relevance (SR) of scientists’ published work, the SR index, in a specific thematic field. The proposed index is calculated based on equally or weighted individual parameters that measure scientist’s publication record and recognition, using easily accessible and unbiased data from existing bibliometric databases. The application of the SR‑index could be in any scientific field; an example is given here on cell and molecular biology field.