The problem of percentile rank scores used with small reference sets

@article{Bornmann2013ThePO,
  title={The problem of percentile rank scores used with small reference sets},
  author={Lutz Bornmann},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2013},
  volume={64},
  pages={650}
}
Dear Sir, Instead of a relative mean citation rate, a percentile rank score (PRS) can be used in bibliometrics to generate a normalized citation impact for a paper. The use of a PRS is very advantageous, as no assumptions have to be made as to the distribution of citations in the reference set; that is, the scores are applicable also for the (usually… CONTINUE READING