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Title: Theory and experimentation on the most-recent-reference distribution
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
RAO, Ravichandra
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: SCIENTOMETRICS, 53(3). p. 371-387
Abstract: The cumulative distribution of the age of the most-recent-reference distribution is the "dual" variant of the first-citation distribution. The latter has been modelled in previous publications of different authors but the former one has not. This paper studies a model of this cumulative most-recent-reference distribution which is different from the first-citation distribution. This model is checked on JASIS and JACS data, with success. The model involves the determination of 3 parameters and is a transformation of the lognormal distribution. However we also show that the first-citation model (involving only 2 parameters and which is easier to handle), developed in an earlier paper, gives enough freedom to give close fits to the most-recent-reference data as well.
Notes: LUC, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. UIA, Wilrijk, Belgium. ISI, DRTC, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9029
DOI: 10.1023/A:1014825113328
ISI #: 000175172000007
ISSN: 0138-9130
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2003
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