Authors:J. A. García, Rosa Rodriguez-Sánchez, and J. Fdez-Valdivia
articles is to be sensitive to changes in the score distribution of each dimension, which allows us to investigate inequality among multidimensionally influentialarticles.
The setup of the paper is organized as follows: “ Multidimensional prestige
InThe Revolt of the Masses, JoseOrtega y Gasset suggests that the work of average or mediocre researchers plays a role in the advancement of science. In order to examine the Ortega hypothesis in sociology, lifework citations to scholars referred to in 5 of the most highly cited contemporary sociological articles are examined. The findings do not support the hypothesis. That is, few average scholars received citations to their work in these influential articles. This finding is consistent with similar analyses for physics and criminology.
have reached their maximum number of citations within a few years, while other influentialarticles may have exceeded their number of references given a longer citation window. Hence, the rate of decrease in the proportion of diachronous self
Authors:Gao-Yong Liu, Ji-Ming Hu, and Hui-Ling Wang
majority of research topics of DL field have been paid attention to by researchers in China, and there have been some important and influentialarticles and researchers (e.g., Zhao 2006 ; Xu and Niu 2007 ; Gao 2008 ; Wang and Chen 2009 ; Gao and Liu
specialty of biogeography that most of the influential works go entirely uncited. In biogeography, the uncited influentialarticles tend to be those that provide data used in databases. So citedness is misleading as a measure of the value of influence in