Better late than never? On the chance to become highly cited only beyond the standard bibliometric time horizon

@article{Glnzel2003BetterLT,
  title={Better late than never? On the chance to become highly cited only beyond the standard bibliometric time horizon},
  author={Wolfgang Gl{\"a}nzel and Bal{\'a}zs Schlemmer and Bart Thijs},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={58},
  pages={571-586}
}
According to Garfield (1980),most scientists can name an example of an important discovery that had little initial impact on contemporary research. And he uses Mendel's work a classical example. Delayed recognition is sometimes used by scientists as an argument against citation-based indicators based on citation windows defined for a short- or medium-term initial period beginning with the paper's publication year. This study is focussed on a large-scale analysis of the citation history of all… CONTINUE READING