Would it be possible to increase the Hirsch-index, π-index or CDS-index by increasing the number of publications or citations only by unity?

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The aim of the study is to explore the effects of the increase in the number of publications or citations on several impact indicators by a single journal paper or citation. The possible change of the h-index, A-index, R-index, π-index, π-rate, Journal Paper Citedness (JPC), and Citation Distribution Score (CDS) is followed by models. Particular attention is given to the increase of the indices by a single plus citation. The results obtained by the " successively built-up indicator" model show that with increasing number of citations or self-citations the indices may increase substantially.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-83
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Informetrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • CDS-index
  • Citations
  • Hirsch-index
  • Indicators
  • Self-citations
  • π-Index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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