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Title
Thoughts on uncitedness : Nobel laureates and Fields medalists as case studies
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. - Washington, D.C., 2001 - 2013
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2011
ISSN
1532-2882 [print]
1532-2890 [online]
Volume/pages
62:8(2011), p. 1637-1644
ISI
000293064100015
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Creation 08.11.2011
Last edited 13.11.2017
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