Researchers at Central European University in Budapest have created a data visualization illustrating the impact of individual scientists on their field, as indicated by how often their papers are cited. The researchers analyzed the publications of 10,000 scientists who have published at least 10 papers over 20 years of work and compared how frequently those papers were cited by other researchers, which suggests how impactful their findings are. The visualization shows that a scientist’s most impactful research could come at any point in his or her career, regardless of experience or publication history.
Visualizing the Impact of Scientific Research
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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