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An axiomatic analysis of Egghe’s g-index

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The g-index is a well-known index for measuring and comparing the output of scientific researchers, which has been introduced by Leo Egghe in 2006 as an improvement of the Hirsch-index. This article gives an axiomatic characterization of the g-index in terms of three natural axioms.

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  • Woeginger, Gerhard J., 2008. "An axiomatic analysis of Egghe’s g-index," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 2(4), pages 364-368.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:infome:v:2:y:2008:i:4:p:364-368
    DOI: 10.1016/j.joi.2008.05.002
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    1. Tol, Richard S.J., 2008. "A rational, successive g-index applied to economics departments in Ireland," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 2(2), pages 149-155.
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