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The correlation coefficient between citation metrics and winning a Nobel or Abel Prize

  title={The correlation coefficient between citation metrics and winning a Nobel or Abel Prize},
  author={Mikhail V. Simkin},
  • M. Simkin
  • Published 13 September 2021
  • Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics
  • ArXiv
Computing such correlation coefficient would be straightforward had we had available the rankings given by the prize committee to all scientists in the pool. In reality we only have citation rankings for all scientists. This means, however, that we have the ordinal rankings of the prize winners with regard to citation metrics. I use maximum likelihood method to infer the most probable correlation coefficient to produce the observed pattern of ordinal ranks of the prize winners. I get the… Expand


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