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2.4 The Mathematical Embedding of Bibliometrics

Leo Egghe


We treat the mathematical embedding of bibliometrics by means of the pseudo-convex bibliometric vector.We then show that the decreasing power function is the only function to describe and model bibliometric phenomena in a mathematical way. This is illustrated by treating two important examples: concentration and impact.

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