I'd like to see how a given paper has impacted its own discipline and then spilled over to others.

Let's take Nash's paper on Equilibrium points in n-person games as an example. This work has eventually yielded him a Nobel prize and has +6k citations on Google Scholar.

I'm assuming that it must have been first cited primarily by other mathematics papers, but over time, scholars from other disciplines would increasingly cite it in their works.

Are familiar with any tool/method that would provide this kind of information? It would be the most useful if it's possible to visualize the data.

  • Seems related to academia.stackexchange.com/questions/14258/… (and a few posts linked to there...) but I'm not sure whether any of the answers suggested would conclusively help here. – cactus_pardner Apr 3 '18 at 4:54
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    Thanks, I had seen this discussion, but it's not exactly what I have in mind. Producing a graph like this would still require data that accounts for 1) dates 2) disciplines – maclearnshow2code Apr 3 '18 at 6:50
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    The date is part of the citation, the discipline is part of the journal. It is not convenient, but such coding of data is just part of doing research. Data doesn't fall from the sky like mana, collecting it is hard work. – Maarten Buis Apr 3 '18 at 9:51

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