An axiomatic characterization of the ranking based on the h-index and some other bibliometric rankings of authors
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- Marchant, T. Scientometrics (2009) 80: 325. doi:10.1007/s11192-008-2075-y
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In the last few years, many new bibliometric rankings or indices have been proposed for comparing the output of scientific researchers. We propose a formal framework in which rankings can be axiomatically characterized. We then present a characterization of some popular rankings. We argue that such analyses can help the user of a ranking to choose one that is adequate in the context where she/he is working.