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What is the primordial reference for ...?---Redux

Cabanac, Guillaume What is the primordial reference for ...?---Redux. (2018) Scientometrics, 114 (2). 481-488. ISSN 0138-9130

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-017-2595-4

Abstract

Eugene Garfield’s quest of the primordial reference for the familiar and ubiquitous phrase ‘Publish or Perish’ led him to a 1942 monograph (The Scientist, 10(12):11, 1996). This quest is resumed two decades later here. Text mining applied to a sample of the mainstream and academic literature ever published, as well as crowdsourcing, yielded earlier references dating from 1934 and 1927. This search experiment suggests that ‘primordial reference chasing’ in full-text corpora remains an open problem for the community intersecting bibliometrics and information retrieval. Addressing it has the potential to rejuvenate Garfield’s work on historio-bibliography to improve our understanding of the genesis and diffusion of ideas, concepts, and associated metaphors.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. This papers appears in Volume 114 of Scientometrics (Eugene Garfield Memorial Issue) The original PDF is available at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-017-2595-4
HAL Id:hal-02348282
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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