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Egghe, L (2013)

The functional relation between the impact factor and the uncitedness factor revisited

Journal of Informetrics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 183189.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2012.10.007



Abstract: We give a heuristic proof of the relation between the impact factor (IF) and the uncitedness factor (U), the fraction of the papers that are uncited: U=1/1+IF This generalizes the proof of Hsu and Huang [Physica A 391, 21292134, 2012] who obtain the same result but based on the assumption of the validity of the Matthew-effect. This new informetric function opens the discussion on universal informetric laws, distribution dependent laws and parameter dependent laws of which examples from the informetrics literature are given.


Bibtex:
@article{, title = "The functional relation between the impact factor and the uncitedness factor revisited ", journal = "Journal of Informetrics ", volume = "7", number = "1", pages = "183 - 189", year = "2013", note = "", issn = "1751-1577", doi = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2012.10.007", url = "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1751157712000909", author = "L. Egghe", }


Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): General Interest