, Volume 80, Issue 2, pp 325–342 | Cite as

An axiomatic characterization of the ranking based on the h-index and some other bibliometric rankings of authors

  • Thierry Marchant


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.


Scientific Researcher External Argument Multiple Author Axiomatic Characterization True Ranking 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium

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