When a research infrastructure is funded and implemented, new information and new publications are created. This new information is the measurable output of discovery process. In this paper, we describe the impact of infrastructure for physics experiments in terms of publications and citations. In particular, we consider the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments (ATLAS, CMS, ALICE, LHCb) and compare them to the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) experiments (ALEPH, DELPHI, L3, OPAL) and the Tevatron experiments (CDF, D0). We provide an overview of the scientific output of these projects over time and highlight the role played by remarkable project results in the publication-citation distribution trends. The methodological and technical contributions of this work provide a starting point for the development of a theoretical model of modern scientific knowledge propagation over time.

Research infrastructures in the LHC era : a scientometric approach / S. Carrazza, A. Ferrara, S. Salini. - In: TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING AND SOCIAL CHANGE. - ISSN 0040-1625. - (2016 Feb 26). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1016/j.techfore.2016.02.005]

Research infrastructures in the LHC era : a scientometric approach

S. Carrazza
Primo
;
A. Ferrara
Secondo
;
S. Salini
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

When a research infrastructure is funded and implemented, new information and new publications are created. This new information is the measurable output of discovery process. In this paper, we describe the impact of infrastructure for physics experiments in terms of publications and citations. In particular, we consider the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments (ATLAS, CMS, ALICE, LHCb) and compare them to the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP) experiments (ALEPH, DELPHI, L3, OPAL) and the Tevatron experiments (CDF, D0). We provide an overview of the scientific output of these projects over time and highlight the role played by remarkable project results in the publication-citation distribution trends. The methodological and technical contributions of this work provide a starting point for the development of a theoretical model of modern scientific knowledge propagation over time.
Citation distribution; Clustering; Knowledge propagation; Publication distribution; Research infrastructures; Scientometrics
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Settore INF/01 - Informatica
26-feb-2016
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