On the relationship between interdisciplinarity and scientific impact

  title={On the relationship between interdisciplinarity and scientific impact},
  author={Vincent Larivi{\`e}re and Yves Gingras},
  journal={J. Assoc. Inf. Sci. Technol.},
This article analyzes the effect of interdisciplinarity on the scientific impact of individual articles. Using all the articles published in Web of Science in 2000, we define the degree of interdisciplinarity of a given article as the percentage of its cited references made to journals of other disciplines. We show that although for all disciplines combined there is no clear correlation between the level of interdisciplinarity of articles and their citation rates, there are nonetheless some… 

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