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VU International News and Reviews No. 111 April 23 2018

October 2019

From InsideHigherEd

Times Higher Education has analysed the differences between disciplines in the likelihood of academic working getting cited in the years after publication. As Simon Baker writes in the article “Academics publishing in particular fields of chemistry or neuroscience are virtually guaranteed to be cited after five years, but more than three-quarters of papers in literary theory or the performing arts will still be waiting for a single citation.” The analysis was done in disciplines which had at least 10 000 published articles between 2012 and 2016.

The article gives an overview of the disciplines with the highest and lowest citation scores. It would be interesting if the Times Higher Education team would carry out a similar exercise for the SDGs rather than for academic disciplines.

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