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Krisztina Barcza Budapest University of Technology and Economics Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Electric Engineering Goldman tér 3. 1111 Budapest Hungary

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Abstract  

The paper pursues the rigorous mathematical study of the Hirsch index and shows that it has power law upper tail distribution and determines the exponent provided that the underlying publication and citation distributions have fat tails as well. The result is demonstrated on the distribution of the Hirsch index of journals. The paper is concluded with some further remarks on the Hirsch index.

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