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
Pages120-130
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2009
Event12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: júl. 14 2009júl. 17 2009

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Other12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period7/14/097/17/09

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Glänzel, W. (2009). The role of the h-index and the characteristic scores and scales in testing the tail properties of scientometric distributions. 120-130. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.