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Scientometrics

, Volume 102, Issue 2, pp 1647–1653 | Cite as

Rescaling the h-index

  • András Schubert
Article

Abstract

An estimation of the h-index is proposed for cases when the original variable underlying the distribution for which the h-index had been determined was rescaled. Within its validity limits, the approximation can be usefully applied for field normalization, change of time frames or other changes of measurement scales.

Keywords

h-index Journals Subject fields 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the European Commission under the FP7 Grant No. 266588 (SISOB project) and the FP7 Grant No. 613202 (IMPACT-EV project).

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2014

Authors and Affiliations

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

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