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Record number 403612
Title Characterizing a scientific elite: the social characteristics of the most highly cited scientist in environmental science and ecology
Author(s) Parker, J.N.; Lortie, C.; Allesina, S.
Source Scientometrics 85 (2010)1. - ISSN 0138-9130 - p. 129 - 143.
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) publication output - gender-differences - citation analysis - productivity - level - specialization - authors
Abstract In science, a relatively small pool of researchers garners a disproportionally large number of citations. Still, very little is known about the social characteristics of highly cited scientists. This is unfortunate as these researchers wield a disproportional impact on their fields, and the study of highly cited scientists can enhance our understanding of the conditions which foster highly cited work, the systematic social inequalities which exist in science, and scientific careers more generally. This study provides information on this understudied subject by examining the social characteristics and opinions of the 0.1% most cited environmental scientists and ecologists. Overall, the social characteristics of these researchers tend to reflect broader patterns of inequality in the global scientific community. However, while the social characteristics of these researchers mirror those of other scientific elites in important ways, they differ in others, revealing findings which are both novel and surprising, perhaps indicating multiple pathways to becoming highly cited.
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