High citation: What are highly cited publications? A method applied to German scientific papers, 1980-1989

W. Glänzel, H. J. Czerwon

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In this study a paper is considered highly cited if it has received at least k citations, and the number of citations is at least k times the mean citation rate of the journal in which the paper was published. This is a special case of the method of Chäracteristic Scores and Scales which has been used in earlier papers in connection with journal and subfield analyses. To obtain a reasonable group size k=10 is chosen. The requirement of subject independence and time in variance for the share of highly cited papers in a given set is demonstrated based on the complete data set of the Science Citation Index for the ten-year period 1980-1989. The method is applied to those papers which have been published by at least one (West) German (co-) author from 1980 to 1989. Detailed statistics on subject profiles, international collaboration, regional and institutional distribution are included in the discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Evaluation
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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High citation : What are highly cited publications? A method applied to German scientific papers, 1980-1989. / Glänzel, W.; Czerwon, H. J.

In: Research Evaluation, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1992, p. 135-141.

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