Author:
Ronald Rousseau KHBO (Association K.U. Leuven), Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Zeedijk 101, 8400, Oostende, Belgium
University of Antwerp (UA), IBW, Venusstraat 35, 2000, Antwerp, Belgium
Department of Mathematics, K.U. Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200B, 3001, Leuven (Heverlee), Belgium

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Abstract

It is shown that the observations made in a recent contribution by Savanur and Srikanth (Scientometrics 84:365–371, 2010) are not new. On the contrary much more refined collaboration measures have been proposed already in 1991 by Egghe.

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
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1978
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ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)