A Hirsch-type index for journals

  title={A Hirsch-type index for journals},
  author={Tibor Braun and Wolfgang Gl{\"a}nzel and Andr{\'a}s Schubert},
SummaryWe suggest that a h-type index - equal to h if you have published h papers, each of which has at least h citations - would be a useful supplement to journal impact factors. 

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