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Which early works are cited most frequently in climate change research literature? A bibliometric approach based on Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy

Marx, Werner; Haunschild, Robin; Thor, Andreas; Bornmann, Lutz;
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  • Published: 11 Nov 2016
Abstract
This bibliometric analysis focuses on the general history of climate change research and, more specifically, on the discovery of the greenhouse effect. First, the Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy (RPYS) is applied to a large publication set on climate change of 222,060 papers published between 1980 and 2014. The references cited therein were extracted and analyzed with regard to publications, which are cited most frequently. Second, a new method for establishing a more subject-specific publication set for applying RPYS (based on the co-citations of a marker reference) is proposed (RPYS-CO). The RPYS of the climate change literature focuses on the history ...
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free text keywords: Computer Science - Digital Libraries, Physics - Physics and Society, Library and Information Sciences, Computer Science Applications, General Social Sciences, Article, Climate change research, Citation analysis, Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy (RPYS), Co-citation based RPYS (RPYS-CO), Social Sciences(all), Law, Social science, History, Bibliometric analysis, Climate change, Research literature, Greenhouse effect, Citation analysis, Operations research
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