Citation Thesholds

A citation threshold is the minimum number of citations obtained by ranking papers in a research field in descending order by citation count and then selecting the top fraction or percentage of papers.

  • The ESI Threshold reveals the number of citations received by the top 1% of authors and institutions and the top 50% of countries and journals in a 10-year period.
  • The Highly Cited Threshold reveals the minimum number of citations received by the top 1% of papers from each of 10 database years.
  • The Hot Papers Threshold reveals the minimum number of citations received during the most recent two-month period by the top 0.1% of papers from the past two years.