Hartley, J (2016) Highly cited publications in World War II: a bibliometric analysis. Scientometrics, 110 (2). 1065- 1075. ISSN 1588-2861

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What are the characteristics of scientific papers published in World War II, and what papers from World War II, if any, are highly cited today? This paper reports that 3767 publications from World War II have been cited at least 100 times since 1939–1945. The data show that the publication rates of scientific papers declined during World War II only to increase rapidly after it. The USA was the most prolific source of scientific publications during the war, and Harvard University was the most dominant institute. In addition, there were five ‘Sleeping Beauties’, that is papers that were published but rarely cited during the war but came into prominence at a much later date.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Springer at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-2199-4 Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: nobel laureates, sleeping beauties, Web of Science, World War II, Sci-Expanded
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 16:33
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 13:13
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/2590

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