, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 819-826
Date: 16 Apr 2009

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

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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.