About the Big Science Survey
Citations accumulated by scientific publications are commonly assumed as units of measure of scientific impact. To date, however, there is no empirical evidence in support of this fundamental postulate of bibliometrics. Big Science Survey aims at generating the first large-scale set of data on “true” scientific impact as actually perceived by scientists. The goal will be achieved by running the biggest survey ever conducted in science, and estimate impact of scientific papers by leveraging the ability of experienced researchers to identify the most important publications in their own field of research.
The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and approved by the Indiana University IRB (Protocol #1407480218).
Filippo Radicchi is an assistant professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. He can be contacted via email at filiradi AT (Indiana University).
Alexander Weissman is a graduate student in the Complex Systems track of the Informatics PhD program at IU. He can be contacted through his website.