, Volume 121, Issue 3, pp 1829–1833 | Cite as

Letter to the editor: Revisiting the h-index and the p-index

  • Gangan PrathapEmail author


In this Letter to the Editor we revisit the h-index, which is a heuristic construction and the mock h-index (also known as the p-index) which is derived from analytical considerations. We use high fidelity curated data from the recent Ioannidis et al. dataset to study the implications of a heuristic construction and a theoretically derived framework.


Bibliometrics Heuristics h-index p-index Mock h-index 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.A P J Abdul Kalam Technological UniversityThiruvananthapuramIndia

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