Profiling, instead of ranking, academics
Academia currently ranks academics and the ranking is mainly based on one single, flawed number, the h-index. ProAc is a data-based, visual toolbox that allows to profile academics based on not just one, but a selection of elaborate indices. Crucially, this will reduce unnecessary competition between academics and current ranking biases, and support high-quality, instead of high-quantity, research. And, it will provide funding to a keen academic.
1 month of work (including basic expenses): Compiled suite of pre-existing and novel individual academic metrics to complement the h-index.
3 months of work (including additional expenses): Tested first suite of pre-existing and novel individual academic metrics forming the ProAc profile, and online platform for interactive community feedback.
10 months of work (including additional expenses): Version 1.0 of the multi-index ProAc Profile Toolbox for individual use with community input, and elaborate graphical representation.
12 months of work (including additional expenses): Submitted peer-reviewed publication introducing ProAc Profile.
Hirsch, J. E. (2005). An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(46), 16569-16572. doi.org
Hirsch, J. E. (2020). Superconductivity, what the H? The emperor has no clothes. arXiv preprint arXiv:2001.09496.
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