Title
A disadvantage of h-type indices for comparing the citation impact of two researchers A disadvantage of h-type indices for comparing the citation impact of two researchers
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Guildford ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Research evaluation. - Guildford
Volume/pages
20(2011) :4 , p. 341-346
ISSN
0958-2029
ISI
000297608700009
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We show that the rank-frequency functions of two researchers usually intersect. As a consequence of this, different h-type indices can conclude on different impact judgements of the two researchers. Also in this paper a new indicator is proposed: the average number of citations per paper in the papers whose ranks are smaller than or equal to the intersection point of their two rank-frequency functions. The theoretical derivations are illustrated using an empirical example.
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