November 25, 2020

New Preprint: “Highly-Cited Papers in Library and Information Science (LIS): Authors, Institutions, and Network Structures”

The following preprint is scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Title

Highly-Cited Papers in Library and Information Science (LIS): Authors, Institutions, and Network Structures

Authors

Johann Bauer
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Loet Leydesdorf
University of Amsterdam

Lutz Bornmann
University of Amsterdam

Source

Preprint (via arXiv)
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (In Process)

Abstract

As a follow-up to the highly-cited authors list published by Thomson Reuters in June 2014, we analyze the top-1% most frequently cited papers published between 2002 and 2012 included in the Web of Science (WoS) subject category “Information Science & Library Science.”

798 authors contributed to 305 top-1% publications; these authors were employed at 275 institutions. The authors at Harvard University contributed the largest number of papers, when the addresses are whole-number counted. However, Leiden University leads the ranking, if fractional counting is used.

Twenty-three of the 798 authors were also listed as most highly-cited authors by Thomson Reuters in June 2014 (http://highlycited.com/). Twelve of these 23 authors were involved in publishing four or more of the 305 papers under study. Analysis of co-authorship relations among the 798 highly-cited scientists shows that co-authorships are based on common interests in a specific topic. Three topics were important between 2002 and 2012: (1) collection and exploitation of information in clinical practices, (2) the use of internet in public communication and commerce, and (3) scientometrics.

Read the Complete Article (16 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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