Title
Thoughts on uncitedness : Nobel laureates and Fields medalists as case studiesThoughts on uncitedness : Nobel laureates and Fields medalists as case studies
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Research group
Book, Library and Information
Publication type
article
Publication
Washington, D.C.,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. - Washington, D.C., 2001 - 2013
Volume/pages
62(2011):8, p. 1637-1644
ISSN
1532-2882
1532-2890
ISI
000293064100015
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Contrary to what one might expect, Nobel laureates and Fields medalists have a rather large fraction (10% or more) of uncited publications. This is the case for (in total) 75 examined researchers from the fields of mathematics (Fields medalists), physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine (Nobel laureates). We study several indicators for these researchers, including the h-index, total number of publications, average number of citations per publication, the number (and fraction) of uncited publications, and their interrelations. The most remarkable result is a positive correlation between the h-index and the number of uncited articles. We also present a Lotkaian model, which partially explains the empirically found regularities.
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