Dataset: Analysis of 500 Highly Cited articles from Web of Science

Published: 10 June 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bhrk9d4x4r.1
Phoey Lee Teh


The 500 most cited papers in the computer sciences published between January 2013 and December 2017 were downloaded from the Web of Science (WoS). Data on the number of citations, number of authors, article length and subject sub-discipline were extracted and analyzed in order to identify trends, relationships and common features. Correlations between common factors were analyzed. The 500 papers were cited a total of 10,926 times: the average number of citations per paper was 21.82 citations. For further information, kindly refer to this paper Teh P.L., Heard P. (2021) Five Hundred Most-Cited Papers in the Computer Sciences: Trends, Relationships and Common Factors. In: Rocha Á., Adeli H., Dzemyda G., Moreira F., Ramalho Correia A.M. (eds) Trends and Applications in Information Systems and Technologies. WorldCIST 2021. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1366. Springer, Cham.


Steps to reproduce

1. Go to the website of Web of Science 2. Look for Computer Science Categories 3. Download 500 top highly cited articles 4. Categories the types of paper 5. Prepare tabulation in excel


Sunway University


Information Indexing, Correlation Analysis, Applied Computer Science