Shorter Distances between Papers over Time are Due to More Cross-Field References and Increased Citation Rate to Higher Impact Papers

@article{Varga2019ShorterDB,
  title={Shorter Distances between Papers over Time are Due to More Cross-Field References and Increased Citation Rate to Higher Impact Papers},
  author={Attila Varga},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2019}
}
  • Attila Varga
  • Published in
    Proceedings of the National…
    2019
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Medicine
  • The exponential increase in the number of scientific publications raises the question of whether the sciences are expanding into a fractured structure, making cross-field communication difficult. On the other hand, scientists may be motivated to learn extensively across fields to enhance their innovative capacity, and this may offset the negative effects of fragmentation. Through an investigation of the distances within and clustering of cross-sectional citation networks, this study presents… CONTINUE READING

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