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  • 1 Medical Information Centre, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310058, China xjhu@zju.edu.cn
  • | 2 KHBO (Association K. U. Leuven), Faculty of Engineering Technology, Zeedijk 101, 8400 Oostende, Belgium
  • | 3 Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), IBW, Stadscampus, Venusstraat 35, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
  • | 4 Department of Mathematics, K. U. Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200B, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
  • | 5 College of Public Administration, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
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Abstract

New indicators, including the outgrow index, characterizing an article in its ego citation network are introduced. We take full advantage of the existing duality (cites–is cited by) in a citation network. Although algebraic aspects are emphasized, a first step towards their interpretation is attempted. Examples of their calculation and of future applications are provided.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.867
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 1.210
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 106
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Computer Science Apllications
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Library and Information Sciences
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.770
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 1.113
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 95
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q1 Library and Information Sciences
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q1 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
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12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)