In a recent paper, Egghe [Egghe, L. (in press). Mathematical derivation of the impact factor distribution. Journal of Informetrics] provides a mathematical analysis of the rank-order distribution of journal impact factors. We point out that Eggheâ€™s analysis relies on an unrealistic assumption, and we show that his analysis is not in agreement with empirical data.distribution;rank-order distribution;impact factor
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