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}
}
  • J. Martin van Zyl
  • Published in Scientometrics 2012
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • 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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