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Title: Thoughts on Uncitedness: Nobel Laureates and Fields Medalists as Case Studies
Authors: Egghe, Leo
Guns, Raf
Rousseau, Ronald
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL
Citation: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 62(8), p. 1637-1644
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.
Notes: [Egghe, Leo; Rousseau, Ronald] UHasselt, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Egghe, Leo; Guns, Raf; Rousseau, Ronald] UA, IBW, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium. [Rousseau, Ronald] KHBO Assoc KU Leuven, Fac Engn Technol, B-8400 Oostende, Belgium. [Rousseau, Ronald] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Math, B-3000 Heverlee, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/12894
DOI: 10.1002/asi.21557
ISI #: 000293064100015
ISSN: 1532-2882
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
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