Quantifying Long-Term Scientific Impact

@article{Wang2013QuantifyingLS,
  title={Quantifying Long-Term Scientific Impact},
  author={Dashun Wang and Chaoming Song and A L Barabasi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={342},
  pages={127 - 132}
}
Citation Grabbers Is there quantifiable regularity and predictability in citation patterns? It is clear that papers that have been cited frequently tend to accumulate more citations. It is also clear that, with time, even the most novel paper loses its currency. Some papers, however, seem to have an inherent “fitness” that can be interpreted as a community's response to the research. Wang et al. (p. 127; see the Perspective by Evans) developed a mechanistic model to predict citation history… 

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