Some facts and figures on highly cited papers in the sciences, 1981–1985

@article{Glnzel1992SomeFA,
  title={Some facts and figures on highly cited papers in the sciences, 1981–1985},
  author={Wolfgang Gl{\"a}nzel and Andr{\'a}s Schubert},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={1992},
  volume={25},
  pages={373-380}
}
Publication and citation counts, mean citation rates and percentage shares are widely used statistical tools in quantitative studies of research output. Though scientometric indicators applied at a national or supra-national level are decidedly more reliable than their mesoand micro-level pendants, their use does not lack some typical problems, either. In particular, the higher the level of aggregation the greater the heterogeneity of the population is, and the statistical distributions… CONTINUE READING