, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 79–91 | Cite as

On Hirsch’s h, Egghe’s g and Kosmulski’s h(2)

  • Quentin L. Burrell


In recent issues of the ISSI Newsletter, Egghe [2006a] proposed the g-index and Kosmulski [2006] the h(2)-index, both claimed to be improvements on the original h-index proposed by Hirsch [2005]. The aim of this paper is to investigate the inter-relationships between these measures and also their time dependence using the stochastic publication/citation model proposed by Burrell [1992, 2007a]. We also make some tentative suggestions regarding the relative merits of these three proposed measures.


Citation Rate Publication Rate Hirsch Index Science Focus Standard Bibliometric Indicator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Isle of Man International Business SchoolDouglas, Isle of ManUK

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