Czechoslovak Journal of Physics B

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 39–42

Historic papers in physics — The case of Hugo Martin Tetrode, 1895–1931

  • D. Dieks
  • W. J. Slooten
Scientometric Analyses in Physics

DOI: 10.1007/BF01599722

Cite this article as:
Dieks, D. & Slooten, W.J. Czech J Phys (1986) 36: 39. doi:10.1007/BF01599722


It appears from the foregoing discussion that the results of citation analysis can be interpreted, in the investigated case, as indicators for either the direct use which is made of a paper in research, or for the “visibility” of its author as a pioneer in a (sub)-discipline. In the last case the citation scores primarily reflect the dynamics of the relevant scientific discipline.

More generally the case-study indicates the potential usefulness of combining citation analysis with more conventional ways of evaluating the role articles play and have played in science.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Dieks
    • 1
  • W. J. Slooten
    • 1
  1. 1.Fysisch LaboratoriumRijksuniversiteit UtrechtTA UtrechtThe Netherlands