Document (#23127)

Author
Egghe, L.
Title
Mathematical theories of citation
Source
Scientometrics. 43(1998) no.1, S.57-62
Year
1998
Abstract
Focuses on possible mathematical theories of citation and on the intrinsic problems related to it. Sheds light on aspects of mathematical complexity as encountered in, for example, fractal theory and Mandelbrot's law. Also discusses dynamical aspects of citation theory as reflected in evolutions of journal rankings, centres of gravity or of the set of source journals. Makes some comments in this connection on growth and obsolescence
Footnote
Contribution to a thematic issue devoted to 'Theories of citation?'
Theme
Informetrie

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