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Successive h-indices


  • András Schubert

    (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)


It is suggested that h-indices themselves may form the basis of a series of h-indices at successively higher levels of aggregation. The concept of successive h-indices may usefully contribute to develop a coherent frame for multi-level assessments.

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  • András Schubert, 2007. "Successive h-indices," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 70(1), pages 201-205, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:70:y:2007:i:1:d:10.1007_s11192-007-0112-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-007-0112-x

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