Do Nobel Prize Winners Write Citation Classics?

  title={Do Nobel Prize Winners Write Citation Classics?},
  author={Eug{\`e}ne and Garfield},
In the recently concluded series on the 1,000 articles most cited in the Science Citation Inde# (.SCP ), 1961 to 1982, I drew attention to the many Nobel laureates who were authors of one or more of these highly cited papers. 1 It was no surprise that 14 percent of the 1,000 papers were written by Nobel Prize winners, since we knew that as a group they are heavily cited. In 1965 Irv Sher, ISP’s director of development and quality control, and I examined the 1961 citations to the work of the… CONTINUE READING

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