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Modeling a century of citation distributions
The prevalence of uncited papers or of highly cited papers, with respect to the bulk of publications, provides important clues as to the dynamics of scientific research. Using 25 million papers and 600 million references ...
Comparing bibliometric statistics obtained from the Web of Science and Scopus
(Association for information science and technology, 2009-04-13)
For more than 40 years, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI, now part of Thomson Reuters) produced the only available bibliographic databases from which bibliometricians could compile large‐scale bibliometric ...
On the relationship between interdisciplinarity and scientific impact
(Association for information science and technology, 2009-12-09)
This article analyzes the effect of interdisciplinarity on the scientific impact of individual articles. Using all the articles published in Web of Science in 2000, we define the degree of interdisciplinarity of a given ...
The decline in the concentration of citations, 1900–2007
(Association for information science and technology, 2009-01-29)
This article challenges recent research (Evans, 2008) reporting that the concentration of cited scientific literature increases with the online availability of articles and journals. Using Thomson Reuters’ Web of ...
The impact factor’s Matthew Effect : a natural experiment in bibliometrics
(Association for information science and technology, 2009-10-08)
Since the publication of Robert K. Merton’s theory of cumulative advantage in science (Matthew Effect), several empirical studies have tried to measure its presence at the level of papers, individual researchers, ...