# The generalized Pareto distribution fitted to research outputs of countries

@article{Zyl2012TheGP, title={The generalized Pareto distribution fitted to research outputs of countries}, author={J. Martin van Zyl}, journal={Scientometrics}, year={2012}, volume={94}, pages={1099-1109} }

Abstract:It is shown that the generalized Pareto distribution gives a good fit to citable documents, citations above a threshold and also for the h-index of countries. The h-index has a finite second moment, while the citable documents and citations are extremely heavy tailed with the estimated index of citations less than one. The relationship derived between the h-index, citation and number of publications is also investigated and the model proposed by Glänzel confirmed empirically.

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