, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 819–826

A new family of scientific impact measures: The generalized Kosmulski-indices


DOI: 10.1007/s11192-009-2130-0

Cite this article as:
Deineko, V.G. & Woeginger, G.J. Scientometrics (2009) 80: 819. doi:10.1007/s11192-009-2130-0


This article introduces the generalized Kosmulski-indices as a new family of scientific impact measures for ranking the output of scientific researchers. As special cases, this family contains the well-known Hirsch-index h and the Kosmulski-index h(2). The main contribution is an axiomatic characterization that characterizes every generalized Kosmulski-index in terms of three axioms.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warwick Business SchoolThe University of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceTU EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands

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