Title
Influence of adding or deleting items and sources on the h-index
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Washington, D.C. ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Journal of the American Society for Information Science. - Washington, D.C., 1970 - 2000
Volume/pages
61(2010) :2 , p. 370-373
ISSN
0002-8231
ISI
000274038400012
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Adding or deleting items such as self-citations has an influence on the h-index of an author. This influence will be proved mathematically in this article. We hereby prove the experimental finding in E. Gianoli and M.A. Molina-Montenegro (2009) that the influence of adding or deleting self-citations on the h-index is greater for low values of the h-index. Why this is logical also is shown by a simple theoretical example. Adding or deleting sources such as adding or deleting minor contributions of an author also has an influence on the h-index of this author; this influence is modeled in this article. This model explains some practical examples found in X. Hu, R. Rousseau, and J. Chen (in press).
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