Journal of Scientometric Research, 2023, 12, 2, 229-233.
Published: September 2023
Type: Research Article
Hasselt University, 3500 Hasselt, BELGIUM.
The Hirsch function, denoted as hf , of a given continuous function f is a new function depending on a parameter. It exists provided some assumptions are satisfied. If this parameter takes the value one, we obtain the well-known h-index. We prove several properties of the Hirsch function and characterize the shape of general functions that are Hirsch functions. We, moreover, present a formula that enables the calculation of f, given its Hirsch function hf.
Keywords: h-index, H-function, Hirsch function.