Publication
Title
The influence of missing publications on the Hirsch index
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Abstract
We show that usually the influence on the Hirsch index of missing highly cited articles is much smaller than the number of missing articles. This statement is shown by a combinatorial argument. We further show, by using a continuous power law model, that the influence of missing articles is largest when the total number of publications is small, and non-existing when the number of publications is very large. The same conclusion can be drawn for missing citations. Hence, the h-index is resilient to missing articles and to missing citations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of informetrics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2007
ISSN
1751-1577
Volume/pages
1:1(2007), p. 2-7
ISI
000253974300002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 26.05.2009
Last edited 18.06.2017
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