Statistical reliability of comparisons based on the citation impact of scientific publications

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Abstract

A method for estimating the standard error of mean citation rates per publication is proposed and examplified on journal impact factors. The use of the standard error values in statistical tests is also illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-73
Number of pages15
JournalScientometrics
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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