Attention decay in science

  title={Attention decay in science},
  author={Pietro Della Briotta Parolo and R. Pan and R. Ghosh and B. Huberman and K. Kaski and S. Fortunato},
  • Pietro Della Briotta Parolo, R. Pan, +3 authors S. Fortunato
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
  • ArXiv
  • The exponential growth in the number of scientific papers makes it increasingly difficult for researchers to keep track of all the publications relevant to their work. [...] Key Result This indicates that the attention of scholars depends on the number of published items, and not on real time.Expand Abstract
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