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Marzo-abril de 2019, vol. 28, núm. 2
Información y comunicación biomédica

Disruption index depends on length of citation window

Lutz Bornmann, Alexander Tekles

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Abstract: In the context of recent developments in scientometrics to measure novelty or creative potential, Wu, Wang, and Evans (2019) propose a new disruption index that measures the extent to which a publication disrupts the field of science. We calculated the disruption index for some example papers. The analyses of the index values (using our Web of Science in-house database) show that they depend on the citation window (the period of time over which citations are collected).

Keywords: Bibliometrics; Bibliometric indicators; Citation window; Disruption index; Novelty; Measuring methods; Scientific impact.