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).

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Published on 24/03/19
Accepted on 24/03/19
Submitted on 24/03/19

Volume 13, Issue 2, 2019
DOI: 10.3145/epi.2019.mar.07
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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