, Volume 96, Issue 1, pp 305–313 | Cite as

Measuring the similarity between the reference and citation distributions of journals

  • András Schubert


The “Jaccardized Czekanowski index”, JCz, an indicator measuring the similarity between the cited and citing journal list of a given journal is proposed in the paper. It is shown that the indicator characterizes the network properties of individual journals and, in aggregated form, also that of subject categories or countries. For subject categories, JCz appears to be related to the multidisciplinarity of the category. For countries, the multinational or local character of the publishers seems to have determining role.


Journal Citation Reference Similarity measure 



This work was supported by the European Commission under the FP7 Science in Society Grant No. 266588 (SISOB project).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Science Policy and ScientometricsLibrary of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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