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  1. Of nobel class: A citation perspective on high impact research authors.Eugene Garfield & Alfred Welljams-Dorof - 1992 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 13 (2).
    The purpose of this paper was to determine if quantitative rankings of highly cited research authors confirm Nobel prize awards. Six studies covering different time periods and author sample sizes were reviewed. The number of Nobel laureates at the time each study was published was tabulated, as was the number of high impact authors who later became laureates. The Nobelists and laureates-to-be were also compared with non-Nobelists to see if they differed in terms of impact and productivity. The results indicate (...)
     
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    Credit for discoveries: Citation data as a basis for history of science analysis.B. I. B. Lindahl, Aant Elzinga & Alfred Welljams-Dorof - 1998 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (6):609-620.
    Citation data have become an increasingly significant source of information for historians, sociologists, and other researchers studying the evolution of science. In the past few decades elaborate methodologies have been developed for the use of citation data in the study of the modern history of science. This article focuses on how citation indexes make it possible to trace the background and development of discoveries as well as to assess the credit that publishing scientists assign to particular discoverers. Kuhn's notion of (...)
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