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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2013, Vol. 29 Issue (7/8): 82-88    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2013.07-08.12
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Review on Percentile-based Bibliometric Indicator
Zhou Qun, Zuo Wenge, Chen Shiji
China Agricultural University Library, Beijing 100193, China
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Abstract  Percentile is established in bibliometrics as an important alternative to Relative Citation Rate, and then applied to the evaluation of research performance. This paper introduces the background of percentile-based bibliometric indicator and describes the concept and types and advantages of using percentiles in bibliometric. It also elaborates the problems in the calculation of percentiles and further assignment of percentile rank, and further analyzes the application of percentile-based bibliometric indicator.
Key wordsBibliometric      Percentile      Research performance      Citation counts     
Received: 01 July 2013      Published: 02 September 2013
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G353.11

 

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Zhou Qun, Zuo Wenge, Chen Shiji. Review on Percentile-based Bibliometric Indicator. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2013, 29(7/8): 82-88.

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http://manu44.magtech.com.cn/Jwk_infotech_wk3/EN/10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2013.07-08.12     OR     http://manu44.magtech.com.cn/Jwk_infotech_wk3/EN/Y2013/V29/I7/8/82

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