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Title: The influence of random removal of sources and items on the h-index
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: SPRINGER
Citation: SCIENTOMETRICS, 88(2). p. 363-370
Abstract: If we have two information production processes with the same h-index, random removal of items causes one system to have a higher h-index than the other system while random removal of sources causes the opposite effect. In a Lotkaian framework we prove formulae for the h-index in case of random removal of items and in case of random removal of sources. In conclusion, we warn for the use of the h-index in case of incomplete data sets.
Notes: [Egghe, L] Univ Hasselt UHasselt, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium [Egghe, L] Univ Antwerpen UA, IBW, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/12064
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-011-0411-0
ISI #: 000292210400002
ISSN: 0138-9130
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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