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Visualizing the Impact of Scientific Research

by Joshua New

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.

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