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Mathematical properties of weighted impact factors based on measures of prestige of the citing journals

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dc.contributor.author Ferrer Sapena, Antonia es_ES
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Pérez, Enrique Alfonso es_ES
dc.contributor.author González, L. M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Peset Mancebo, María Fernanda es_ES
dc.contributor.author Aleixandre Benavent, Rafael es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-03T09:43:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-03T09:43:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12
dc.identifier.issn 0138-9130
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/65190
dc.description The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-015-1741-0 es_ES
dc.description.abstract An abstract construction for general weighted impact factors is introduced. We show that the classical weighted impact factors are particular cases of our model, but it can also be used for defining new impact measuring tools for other sources of information as repositories of datasets providing the mathematical support for a new family of altmet- rics. Our aim is to show the main mathematical properties of this class of impact measuring tools, that hold as consequences of their mathematical structure and does not depend on the definition of any given index nowadays in use. In order to show the power of our approach in a well-known setting, we apply our construction to analyze the stability of the ordering induced in a list of journals by the 2-year impact factor (IF2). We study the change of this ordering when the criterium to define it is given by the numerical value of a new weighted impact factor, in which IF2 is used for defining the weights. We prove that, if we assume that the weight associated to a citing journal increases with its IF2, then the ordering given in the list by the new weighted impact factor coincides with the order defined by the IF2. We give a quantitative bound for the errors committed. We also show two examples of weighted impact factors defined by weights associated to the prestige of the citing journal for the fields of MATHEMATICS and MEDICINE, GENERAL AND INTERNAL, checking if they satisfy the increasing behavior mentioned above. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Springer es_ES
dc.publisher Akadémiai Kiadó es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Scientometrics es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Impact factor es_ES
dc.subject Weighted es_ES
dc.subject Stability es_ES
dc.subject Ordering es_ES
dc.subject Mathematics es_ES
dc.subject Altmetrics es_ES
dc.subject.classification MATEMATICA APLICADA es_ES
dc.subject.classification BIBLIOTECONOMIA Y DOCUMENTACION es_ES
dc.title Mathematical properties of weighted impact factors based on measures of prestige of the citing journals es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11192-015-1741-0
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Comunicación Audiovisual, Documentación e Historia del Arte - Departament de Comunicació Audiovisual, Documentació i Història de l'Art es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Matemática Aplicada - Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Ferrer Sapena, A.; Sánchez Pérez, EA.; González, LM.; Peset Mancebo, MF.; Aleixandre Benavent, R. (2015). Mathematical properties of weighted impact factors based on measures of prestige of the citing journals. Scientometrics. 105(3):2089-2108. doi:10.1007/s11192-015-1741-0 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-015-1741-0 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 2089 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 2108 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 105 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 300570 es_ES
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