The role of the h-index and the characteristic scores and scales in testing the tail properties of scientometric distributions

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Abstract

The tail properties of scientometric distributions are studied in the light of the h-index and the characteristic scores and scales. A statistical test for the h-core is presented and illustrated using the example of four selected authors. Finally, the mathematical relationship between the h-index and characteristic scores and scales is analysed. The results give new insights into important properties of rank-frequency and extreme-value statistics derived from scientometric and informetric processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-709
Number of pages13
JournalScientometrics
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Characteristic scores and scales
  • H-Index
  • Lomax distribution
  • Ordered statistics
  • Paretian distribution
  • Rényi presentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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