, Volume 64, Issue 3, pp 313–324

The disaster of the Nazi-power in science as reflected by some leading journals and scientists in physics.

A bibliometric study
  • Manuel Cardona
  • Werner Marx

DOI: 10.1007/s11192-005-0253-8

Cite this article as:
Cardona, M. & Marx, W. Scientometrics (2005) 64: 313. doi:10.1007/s11192-005-0253-8


The dramatic consequences of the Nazi-power for science are described extensively in various articles and books. Recent progress in information systems allows a more quantitative reflection. Literature databases ranging back to the beginning of the 20th century, the ISI citation indexes ranging back to 1945 and sophisticated search systems are suitable tools for this purpose. In this study the overall break in the scientific productivity and that of selected physical journals are examined. An overview of the citation impact of some 50 leading physicists is given. The productivity before and after departure is analyzed and, in some cases, connected to biographical data.

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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Cardona
    • 1
  • Werner Marx
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research

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