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Title: Impact of research performance as measured by citations : A new model
Authors: Van Raan, A.F.J.
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Egghe, L. & Rousseau, R. (Ed.) Informetrics 87/88, Belgium : Diepenbeek, Pag 293-299
Abstract: By analyzing the distribution of publications as a function of received citations, a relation was found between the deciles of this distribution and the number of citations. This relation suggests a model analogous to Beer's Law in physics on the absorption of Light in a homogenous layer of absorbing material. The results show a remarkable constancy over time. A description of this new model and its consequences on citation behaviour are presented in this paper.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/848
ISSN: 0-444-70425-6
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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