, Volume 115, Issue 3, pp 1433–1435 | Cite as

Letter to the editor: Dimensionless citation indicators

  • Gangan Prathap


Bornmann and Leydesdorff (Scientometrics, 2018. make an excellent case to use normalized citation based indicators instead of the h-index. In this Letter to the Editor we point out that h/P, p/P and i/P are all very simple and intuitive dimensionless citation indicators where h is the Hirsch h-index, p the performance index of Prathap, and i the value of impact as measured by the ratio of citations C to Publications P.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vidya Academy of Science and TechnologyThrissurIndia
  2. 2.A P J Abdul Kalam Technological UniversityThiruvananthapuramIndia

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