Journal of Informetrics, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 183–189.
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, 2129–2134, 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.
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