Publication
Title
A preliminary study of the relationship between the h-index and excess citations = Étude préliminaire de la relation entre lindice de Hirsch (indice-h) et les citations excédentaires
Author
Abstract
This article presents a study of the average number of excess citations of papers in the h-core, denoted as e(2)/h and the ratio between the e-area and the h-area, denoted as e(2)/h(2). Real-world citation data from different countries are studied. It is found that at the country level, a small set of publications generate a disproportionately large amount of citations. Although different countries have different e(2)/h(2) values in different fields, average e(2)/h(2) values are all above 1. The e(2)/h values vary widely between fields, reflecting the general citation density in these fields. For cumulative data e(2)/h(2) and e(2)/h values each converge quickly. Neither a shifted Zipf nor an exponential model could fit the data.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The Canadian journal of information and library science. - North York, Ont.
Publication
North York, Ont. : 2014
ISSN
1195-096X
Volume/pages
38:2(2014), p. 127-144
ISI
000340210900004
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 01.08.2014
Last edited 07.11.2017
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