Publication
Title
A rationale for the Hirsch-index rank-order distribution and a comparison with the impact factor rand-order distribution
Author
Abstract
We present a rationale for the Hirsch-index rank-order distribution and prove that it is a power law (hence a straight line in the loglog scale). This is confirmed by experimental data of Pyykkö and by data produced in this article on 206 mathematics journals. This distribution is of a completely different nature than the impact factor (IF) rank-order distribution which (as proved in a previous article) is S-shaped. This is also confirmed by our example. Only in the loglog scale of the h-index distribution do we notice a concave deviation of the straight line for higher ranks. This phenomenon is 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
60:10(2009), p. 2142-2144
ISI
000270250900017
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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External links
Web of Science
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Creation 01.02.2010
Last edited 28.07.2017