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Arivero generates SPIRES topcite list

  1. Mar 9, 2006 #1

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    Stanford/SLAC has been lax about maintaining the topcite review process. Some of our bets depend on the topcite report----the forecast polls we had last year were sometimes about trends in citation.

    Arivero has remedied the slackness of SLAC to some extent by compiling the 2005 topcite list BY HAND, which was so far not forthcoming from the official source. Thanks Alejandro!

    http://groups.google.com/group/sci.physics.research/browse_frm/thread/71fe376f4d45660d?hl=en
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2006 #2

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    now we can see who are the winners in this "string forecast poll"

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=81739

    "recent" here means papers published in the last 5 years, so the window is 2001 through 2005 inclusive

    we want to know how many recent string papers got 100+ citations

    for example 11 or more would be "like the good old days" and
    6 would be "bad news, slump continues"
    you can find the whole poll at that link

    now what we have to do is count, using the Arivero list

    Oh NO!
    Alejandro has generated a DIFFERENT LIST from the one we need!

    what we need are numbers of citations accorded in 2005!

    I think what is listed on SPR is the top papers in terms of their ALL-TIME citations.

    what we need is the analog of this
    http://www.slac.stanford.edu/library/topcites/2004/annual.shtml

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    there may be a way to cope,
    Peter Woit proposed some papers, we can see how they did
     
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  4. Mar 9, 2006 #3

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    Peter did more than just guess how many recent string papers would be highly cited in 2005. He actually predicted WHICH PAPERS they would be. He listed 6 that might make the 100+ citations mark.


    KKLT http://arxiv.org/hep-th/0301240
    Berenstein et. al. on PP-waves http://arxiv.org/hep-th/0202021
    Giddings et. al on Flux compactifications http://arxiv.org/hep-th/0105097
    Kachru et. al. on inflation and string theory http://arxiv.org/hep-th/0308055
    Douglas, Nekrasov on Non-commutative field theory http://arxiv.org/hep-th/0106048
    Witten on strings on twistor space http://arxiv.org/hep-th/0312171

    Maybe we can check to see how many cites each of these accrued in 2005. If all 6 got 100+ citations, and they are the only ones, then the winner would be selfAdjoint, who predicted 6 string papers would be highly cited in 2005.

    I am reluctant to do this by hand, if there is still a chance that SPIRES will provide the usual list---which would save a lot of bother.

    just to see, I tried the Witten using "Citebase". It has 85. So it did not quite make the 100+ mark.

    but the Douglas Nekrasov made it! By my count, it garnered 108, so anyway over 100.

    Kachru et al got 110 by my estimate using citebase.

    I estimate the Giddings et al number was 164
     
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  5. Mar 10, 2006 #4

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    For the really top papers, a substaction between the number of quotes on my report and the number in the alltime 2004 will give you the annual. Some paper in the low area of the list can fail, but you will surely get the top 25 or top 50 annual.
     
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    I'm especially interested in papers that appeared in the last 5 years, that is 2001-2005 inclusive.

    I couldnt find any of those on your list, but I just made a quick scan.

    thanks for updating the All-time list!

    I may be missing something but I still dont see an easy way to get the information that would be on the 2005 Annual list----as regards recent papers (last five years).

    I am suspicious about why stanford/slac just now stops putting up the info-----they are breaking their own more-than-ten-yearlong tradition.

    Peskin's review is missing for 2004, even. Is the information too embarrassing to some folks?
     
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  7. Mar 10, 2006 #6

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    Except for the wmap -and the reviews on the review of particle properties-, no paper in the last five years have got into spires topcite 1000+ neither citebase cite count > 1000:
    http://www.citebase.org/cgi-bin/sea...scending&rank=Citations+(Paper)&submit=Search
    so I am sorry I am missing them.

    Wmap paper, on other hand, has collected more than 1000 cites in the last year so I am pretty sure it is the winner for the partial list.
     
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    Why would Stanford library stop generating an interesting and useful list, after providing it for many years as a kind of tradition?

    This seems to me to run counter to the instincts of the professional librarian---who wants to serve the interests of the research community that he/she works for.

    I can't picture a Stanford/SLAC librarian deciding to interrupt this flow of information which is almost effortless to provide from their database.
     
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    Great! this is very helpful. the option you selected prints the cites-per-year, and you selected recent papers (the 2000-2005 window)

    Strings in flat space and pp waves from N=4 Super Yang Mills
    194.0
    Berenstein, David; Maldacena, Juan; Nastase, Horatiu (2002-02-04) In JHEP 0204 013 (2002)


    de Sitter Vacua in String Theory
    170.8
    Kachru, Shamit; Kallosh, Renata; Linde, Andrei et al (2003-01-29) In Physical Review D 68 046005 (2003)

    Noncommutative Field Theory
    116.7
    Douglas, Michael R.; Nekrasov, Nikita A. (2001-06-06) In Reviews of Modern Physics 73 977 (2001)

    Rolling Tachyon
    106.2
    Sen, Ashoke (2002-03-22) In JHEP 0204 048 (2002)


    Type IIB Green-Schwarz superstring in plane wave Ramond-Ramond background
    103.7
    Metsaev, R. R. (2001-12-06) In Nuclear Physics B 625 70 (2002)


    Supersymmetric Unification Without Low Energy Supersymmetry And Signatures for Fine-Tuning at the LHC
    103.1
    Arkani-Hamed, Nima; Dimopoulos, Savas (2004-05-18) In JHEP 0506 073 (2005)

    Hierarchies from Fluxes in String Compactifications
    102.7
    Giddings, Steven B.; Kachru, Shamit; Polchinski, Joseph (2001-05-10) In Physical Review D 66 106006 (2002)

    Towards Inflation in String Theory
    101.4
    Kachru, Shamit; Kallosh, Renata; Linde, Andrei et al (2003-08-07) In JCAP 0310 013 (2003)

    Perturbative Gauge Theory As A String Theory In Twistor Space
    89.8
    Witten, Edward (2003-12-15) In Communications in Mathematical Physics 252 189 (2004)

    I have to go, back later to consider what this shows us.
    thanks
     
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