X-centage: A hirsch-inspired indicator for distributions of percentage-valued variables and its use for measuring heterodisciplinarity

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The present paper introduces two independent concepts. X-centage is a statistical indicator characterizing distributions of percentage-valued variables in a vein similar to Hirsch’s h-index. Heterodisciplinarity is a measure of polydisciplinarity using the disciplinary categorization of references and/or citations. The Journal Citation Reports database is used for an empirical study of using the X-centage for measuring reference heterodisciplinarity of science fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA017
Pages (from-to)307-313
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Heterodisciplinarity
  • Multidisciplinarity
  • X-centage
  • h-type indices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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