The decline in the concentration of citations, 1900-2007

  title={The decline in the concentration of citations, 1900-2007},
  author={V. Larivi{\`e}re and Y. Gingras and {\'E}. Archambault},
  • V. Larivière, Y. Gingras, É. Archambault
  • Published 2009
  • Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics
  • ArXiv
  • This paper challenges recent research (Evans, 2008) reporting that the concentration of cited scientific literature increases with the online availability of articles and journals. Using Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, the present paper analyses changes in the concentration of citations received (two- and five-year citation windows) by papers published between 1900 and 2005. Three measures of concentration are used: the percentage of papers that received at least one citation (cited papers… CONTINUE READING

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