We show that Eugene Garfield published articles which are neither highly cited nor completely ignored, but had a clear influence on subsequent citation generations. More precisely, we found ten articles that are under-cited influential publications, in the sense given to this expression in our earlier work. By publishing this investigation we hope to contribute to the remembrance of this great pioneer in our field.
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This work is supported by a grant of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC Grant No. 71573225). The authors would like to thank Yuning Zhang for her help in data collection.
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Rousseau, R., Hu, X. Under-cited influential work by Eugene Garfield. Scientometrics 114, 651–657 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-017-2530-8
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