Title
A rationale for the Hirsch-index rank-order distribution and a comparison with the impact factor rand-order distribution A rationale for the Hirsch-index rank-order distribution and a comparison with the impact factor rand-order distribution
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Washington, D.C. ,
Subject
Mathematics
Source (journal)
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. - Washington, D.C., 2001 - 2013
Volume/pages
60(2009) :10 , p. 2142-2144
ISSN
1532-2882
1532-2890
ISI
000270250900017
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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.
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