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Title: Thoughts on uncitedness: Nobel laureates and Field medalists as case studies
Authors: Egghe, Leo
Guns, Raf
Rousseau, Ronald
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 63 (2), p. 429-429
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13690
DOI: 10.1002/asi.21665
ISI #: 000302157900021
ISSN: 1532-2882
Category: M
Type: Journal Contribution
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