Share of papers not cited once:— Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) October 31, 2016
12% in medicine
27% in natural sciences
32% in social sciences
82% in humanitieshttps://t.co/ij9Cbilmut
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Humanities - the orphans of the academy
Interesting data point and an interesting discussion string. Humanities people in the discussion are introducing nuance, definitions, citation practices, etc. as reasons for low citation rates of humanities research. I tend to suspect that this is actually driven by relative utility - Occam's Razor.