A reference-based Hirschian similarity measure for journals

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Abstract

Hirsch's concept of h-index was used to define a similarity measure for journals. The h-similarity is easy to calculate from the publicly available data of the Journal Citation Reports, and allows for plausible interpretation. On the basis of h-similarity, a relative eminence indicator of journals was determined: the ratio of the JCR impact factor to the weighted average of that of similar journals. This standardization allows journals from disciplines with lower average citation level (mathematics, engineering, etc.) to get into the top lists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-147
Number of pages15
JournalScientometrics
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Citation analysis
  • h-index
  • Journals
  • Similarity
  • Standardized impact factor

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Law

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A reference-based Hirschian similarity measure for journals. / Schubert, A.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 84, No. 1, 2010, p. 133-147.

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