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Title: Aging, obsolescence, impact, growth and utilization: definitions and relations
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
ROUSSEAU, Ronald
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 51(11). p. 1004-1017
Abstract: The notions aging, obsolescence, impact, growth, utilization and their relations are studied. It is shown how to correct an observed citation distribution for growth, once the growth distribution is known. The relation of this correction procedure with the calculation of impact measures is explained. More interestingly, we have shown how the influence of growth on aging can be studied over a complete period as a whole. Here the difference between the so-called average and global aging distributions is the main factor. Our main result is that growth can influence aging but that it does not cause aging. A short overview of some classical articles on this topic is given. Results of these earlier works are placed in the framework set up in this article.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/786
DOI: 10.1002/1097-4571(2000)9999:9999<::AID-ASI1003>3.0.CO;2-8
ISI #: 000088865500004
ISSN: 1532-2882
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2001
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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