Ranking authors using fractional counting of citations: An axiomatic approach
Bouyssou, Denis; Marchant, Thierry (2016), Ranking authors using fractional counting of citations: An axiomatic approach, Journal of Informetrics, 10, 1, p. 183-199. 10.1016/j.joi.2015.12.006
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External document linkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2015.12.006
Journal nameJournal of Informetrics
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Laboratoire d'analyse et modélisation de systèmes pour l'aide à la décision [LAMSADE]
Department of Data Analysis
Abstract (EN)This paper analyzes from an axiomatic point of view a recent proposal for counting citations: the value of a citation given by a paper is inversely proportional to the total number of papers it cites. This way of fractionally counting citations was suggested as a possible way to normalize citation counts between fields of research having different citation cultures. It belongs to the “citing-side” approach to normalization. We focus on the properties characterizing this way of counting citations when it comes to ranking authors. Our analysis is conducted within a formal framework that is more complex but also more realistic than the one usually adopted in most axiomatic analyses of this kind.
Subjects / KeywordsRangement; Normalisation; Bibliométrie; Bibliometric ranking of authors; Field normalization; Fractional counting of citations; Axiomatization
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