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Title: The influence of merging on h-type indices
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: JOURNAL OF INFORMETRICS, 2(3). p. 252-262
Abstract: Each information production process has a unique h-index. This paper studies the problem: what are possible h-index values if we merge two or more IPPs ? First the paper gives examples of IPP mergings. There are at least two types: one where common sources add their number of items in the two IPPS. In each case we show that max(h1,h2)≤h≤h1+h2 for both type of mergings (hi, i = 1, 2 the h-index in the two IPPs; h is the h-index in the merged one). We show that the above inequalities cannot be improved (in both merging types). We also show that the same inequalities are true for the g-index and the R-index but that they are false for the weighted h-index.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8332
DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2008.06.002
ISI #: 000257767400009
ISSN: 1751-1577
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2009
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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