Publication
Title
Characteristic scores and scales in a Lotkaian framework
Author
Abstract
The characteristic scores and scales (CSS), introduced by Glänzel and Schubert (J Inform Sci 14:123127, 1988) and further studied in subsequent papers of Glänzel, can be calculated exactly in a Lotkaian framework. We prove that these CSS are simple exponents of the average number of items per source in general IPPs. The proofs are given using size-frequency functions as well as using rank-frequency functions. We note that CSS do not necessarily have to be defined as averages but that medians can be used as well. Also for these CSS we present exact formulae in the Lotkaian framework and both types of CSS are compared. We also link these formulae with the h-index.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Scientometrics: an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science and science policy. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2010
ISSN
0138-9130
Volume/pages
83:2(2010), p. 455-462
ISI
000276499500009
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 01.03.2011
Last edited 11.09.2017
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