Mathematics ≠ Science: A study in citation rates over time

Show simple item record Hansen, Samuel 2019-05-21T15:06:00Z 2019-05-21T15:06:00Z 2019-05-21
dc.description Originally presented at BRIC 2019 in Quebec City, WC, Canada on 2019-05-16 en_US
dc.description.abstract While mathematics is often lumped in with the rest of science when it comes to the academy it is not always a comfortable fit. Mathematics research is fundamentally different in many ways from research in the rest of the sciences. This is true from the way it ages, work published in the 1700s is still as true today as it was then which is definitely not true in physics or biology, to its often unforeseen impacts, it is not rare for mathematics which has languished for decades or longer to suddenly become the drivers of a whole new area of research. In my short presentation I will present research into the rates of citation over time in mathematics, using data from Clarivate's Web of Science. I will also compare these rates over time with other scientific disciplines to illustrate how mathematics is different. These results will provide insight into why it is important to use different techniques with mathematics than those used while investigating science research, the time scales we should be using when measuring the impact of mathematical research,and the affect my findings have on how we should use our work to help drive collections and acquisition decisions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International *
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dc.subject Bibliometrics en_US
dc.subject citations, references, mathematics, aging, scientometrics en_US
dc.title Mathematics ≠ Science: A study in citation rates over time en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Information and Library Science
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0003-1070-8232 en_US
dc.description.filedescription Description of samuelHansenBricPres20190516.pdf : Presentation Slides PDF Hansen, Samuel; 0000-0003-1070-8232 en_US
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