Title
The functional relation between the impact factor and the uncitedness factor revisited The functional relation between the impact factor and the uncitedness factor revisited
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Journal of informetrics. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
7(2013) :1 , p. 183-189
ISSN
1751-1577
ISI
000313121300022
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We give a heuristic proof of the relation between the impact factor (IF) and the uncitedness factor (U), the fraction of the papers that are uncited: U = 1/1+IF This generalizes the proof of Hsu and Huang [Physica A 391, 2129-2134, 2012] who obtain the same result but based on the assumption of the validity of the Matthew-effect. This new informetric function opens the discussion on universal informetric laws, distribution dependent laws and parameter dependent laws of which examples from the informetrics literature are given. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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