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Table 1 Average citation metrics of 4×100 researchers randomly sampled from the corresponding Wikipedia categories (bibliographical data are taken from Scopus)

From: The distorted mirror of Wikipedia: a quantitative analysis of Wikipedia coverage of academics

Field # Papers Citations Citation per Paper h-index # co-authors Years active Field ave. h-index h-index above field ave.
Biol 166 (±24) 5,612 (±932) 33 (±4) 23 (±2) 92 (±6) 32 (±2) 22 36%
CoSi 92 (±9) 1,638 (±219) 19 (±2) 13 (±1) 75 (±5) 25 (±1) 15 31%
Phys 139 (±16) 3,512 (±447) 27 (±4) 19 (±2) 95 (±6) 31 (±1) 33 22%
Psyc 78 (±14) 3,081 (±623) 30 (±4) 15 (±2) 60 (±6) 40 (±11) 21 24%
  1. The last column shows the proportion of researchers in the sample whose h-index was above the field average (field-specific averages of h-indexes were taken from previous research [10, 39]). The numbers in parentheses are the standard errors of the average.