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Quentin Burrell Isle of Man International Business School The Nunnery Old Castletown Road Douglas Isle of Man IM2 1QB UK

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Abstract  

Hirsch’s h-index gives a single number that in some sense summarizes an author’s research output and its impact. Since an individual author’s h-index will be time-dependent, we propose instead the h-rate which, according to theory, is (almost) constant. We re-analyse a previously published data set (Liang, 2006) which, although not of the precise form to properly test our model, reveals that in many cases we do not have a constant h-rate. On the other hand this then suggests ways in which deeper scientometric investigations could be carried out. This work should be viewed as complementary to that of Liang (2006).

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)