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Title: An informetric model for the Hirsch-index
Authors: EGGHE, Leo 
ROUSSEAU, Ronald 
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: SPRINGER
Source: SCIENTOMETRICS, 69(1). p. 121-129
Abstract: The h-index (or Hirsch-index) was defined by Hirsch in 2005 as the number h such that, for a general group of papers, h papers received at least h citations while the other papers received no more than h citations. This definition is extended here to the general framework of Information Production Processes (IPPs), using a source-item terminology. It is further shown that in each practical situation an IPP always has a unique h-index. In Lotkaian systems h = T^(1/α) where T is the total number of sources and α is the Lotka exponent. The relation between h and the total number of items is highlighted.
Keywords: Hirsch-index, h-index, power laws, Information Production Process (IPP), sources and items
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/943
ISSN: 0138-9130
e-ISSN: 1588-2861
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-006-0143-8
ISI #: 000240477000009
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2007
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