, Volume 96, Issue 1, pp 305–313

Measuring the similarity between the reference and citation distributions of journals


DOI: 10.1007/s11192-012-0889-0

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Schubert, A. Scientometrics (2013) 96: 305. doi:10.1007/s11192-012-0889-0


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 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2012

Authors and Affiliations

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

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