In a recent article published in Journal of Informetrics, Shiji Chen, Clément Arsenault et Vincent Larivière investigate the relationship between interdisciplinarity and scientific impact, by analyzing the level of interdisciplinarityof the top 1% most highly cited papers and of papers with lower citation percentile ranks. Results show that the top 1% most cited papers exhibit higher levels of interdisciplinarity than papers in other citation rank classes.
Chen, S., Arsenault, C., Larivière, V. (2015). Are top-cited papers more interdisciplinary? Journal of Informetrics, 9(4): 1034-1046.
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