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Title
Simulating growth of the h-index
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Abstract
Temporal growth of the h-index in a diachronous cumulative time series is predicted to be linear by Hirsch (2005), whereas other models predict a concave increase. Actual data generally yield a linear growth or S-shaped growth. We study the h-index's growth in computer simulations of the publication-citation process. In most simulations the h-index grows linearly in time. Only occasionally does an S-shape occur, while in our simulations a concave increase is very rare. The latter is often signalled by the occurrence of plateaus - periods of h-index stagnation. Several parameters and their influence on the h-index's growth are determined and discussed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. - Washington, D.C., 2001 - 2013
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2009
ISSN
1532-2882 [print]
1532-2890 [online]
Volume/pages
60:2(2009), p. 410-417
ISI
000263136200016
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 17.02.2009
Last edited 10.07.2017
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