An Empirical Study to Find an Approximate Ranking of Citation Statistics Over Subject Fields

  • J. Martin van Zyl
  • Sean van der Merwe

Abstract


An empirical study is conducted to compare citations per publication, statistics and observed Hirsch indexes between subject fields using summary statistics of
countries. No distributional assumptions are made and ratios are calculated. These ratios can be used to make approximate comparisons between researchers of different subject fields with respect to the Hirsch index.



 

Published
2018-05-11
How to Cite
VAN ZYL, J. Martin; MERWE, Sean van der. An Empirical Study to Find an Approximate Ranking of Citation Statistics Over Subject Fields. GSTF Journal of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research (JMSOR), [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, may 2018. ISSN 2251-3396. Available at: <http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/jmsor/article/view/1536>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2018.