reference publication year spectroscopy

Bornmann, Lutz lutz.bornmann at GV.MPG.DE
Thu May 21 07:13:49 EDT 2015

We have extended our toolbox for doing a reference publication year spectroscopy (RPYS). A description of the programs using some examples can be found in our paper (see also You can use these programs to analyze the historical roots of a research field or to analyze the impact of a single publication on different research fields.

Bornmann, Lutz; Thor, Andreas; Marx, Werner; Leydesdorff, Loet (2015): Identifying seminal works most important for research fields: Software for the Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy (RPYS). figshare.


Dr. Dr. habil. Lutz Bornmann
Division for Science and Innovation Studies
Administrative Headquarters of the Max Planck Society
Hofgartenstr. 8
80539 Munich
Tel.: +49 89 2108 1265
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