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Title: A General Framework for Relative Impact Indicators / Cadre général pour les facteurs d’impact relatifs
Authors: EGGHE, Leo 
ROUSSEAU, Ronald 
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Source: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 27(1). p. 29-48
Abstract: This article brings the underlying structure of different relative indicators to the forefront. Special attention is given to the relative impact of a journal within a set of journals, a so-called meta-journal. Examples of relative impact factors are calculated for a group of information science, and for a group of management journals. Advantages of relative impact indicators are highlighted. These indicators are further studied in the context of regression analysis. Finally, it is shown that, compared to the Ramirez-Garcia-Del Rio renormalized impact factor, the relative impact factor is more sensitive to changes of relative contributions of journals within a journal set.
Keywords: Relative impact; global impact; average impact; journal impact factor; regression lines; Pearson correlation coefficient; information sciences journals; management journals; activity index; attractivity index
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/767
ISSN: 1195-096X
e-ISSN: 1920-7239
ISI #: 000182688800003
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2004
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