lutz.bornmann at GV.MPG.DE
Wed Oct 15 02:20:34 EDT 2014
Philosophy of science viewed through the lense of "References Publication Years spectrosopy" (RPYS)
K. Brad Wray<http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Wray_K/0/1/0/all/0/1>, Lutz Bornmann<http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Bornmann_L/0/1/0/all/0/1>
(Submitted on 13 Oct 2014)
We examine the sub-field of philosophy of science using a new method developed in information science, Referenced Publication Years Spectroscopy (RPYS). RPYS allows us to identify peak years in citations in a field, which promises to help scholars identify the key contributions to a field, and revolutionary discoveries in a field. We discovered that philosophy of science, a sub-field in the humanities, differs significantly from other fields examined with this method. Books play a more important role in philosophy of science than in the sciences. Further, Einstein's famous 1905 papers created a citation peak in the philosophy of science literature. But rather than being a contribution to the philosophy of science, their importance lies in the fact that they are revolutionary contributions to physics with important implications for philosophy of science.
Available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1410.3461
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