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Identifying ‘associated-sleeping-beauties’ in ‘swan-groups’ based on small qualified datasets of physics and economics

Helena H. Zhang and Fred Y. Ye ()
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Helena H. Zhang: Nanjing University
Fred Y. Ye: Nanjing University

Scientometrics, 2020, vol. 122, issue 3, No 11, 1525-1537

Abstract: Abstract ‘Sleeping beauties’ refer to the papers that received no or scarce citation after appearance, but considerable citations several years later, which is a special citation pattern. Following two new citation models called ‘black–white swans’ and ‘swan-groups’ that described interactional citation phenomena in the key publications of Nobel laureates, we find that there are ‘associated-sleeping-beauties’ in ‘swan-groups’ in the field of physics and economics, which means that the phenomena are established in both science and social science. In practical datasets 1995–2010, there are 12% and 11% ‘associated-sleeping-beauties’ in ‘swan-groups’ of physics and economics, respectively. Moreover, we extend data in discipline of medicine to do further validation, and 2 ‘associated-sleeping-beauties’ are discovered.

Keywords: Sleeping beauty; Delayed recognition; Citation analysis; Swan-group (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s11192-020-03359-y

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