Thursday, September 05, 2013

B - Citation and IF distributions of scientific journals

Sangwal K. Citation and impact factor distributions of scientific journals published in individual countries. Journal of Informetrics 2013;7(2):487-504
(doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2013.01.011)
 
 Citation distribution of journals published in individual countries is a subject which has not been investigated so far. The aim of the paper is three-fold: (1) to analyze of the distribution of citations, two- and five-year impact factors and citation half-lives of journals published in different selected countries using the newly proposed Langmuir-type function and its modification, (2) to investigate the physical significance of the effectiveness parameter α of this function, and (3) to trace a relationship, if any, between the Langmuir constant K of the distributions and the number N of journal published in different countries.

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