Has similar research been done more recently?
I am particularly interested in whether the relative numbers have changed: In the image above 1000 citations would put a paper in the top 14499 of 57798126 papers = 0.025%. Since 2014 a lot of papers have been published (thus growing the pile), but more papers have also been cited (thus growing the part with 1000 citations). Do they grow equally? In other words: Would 1000 citations today still mean it is cited more than 99.975% of other papers? And if not: What are the numbers today?
Ideally the answer would include a percentile function that given a year and a percentage returns the number of citations to be in that percentile that year:
percentile(year,pct) = number of citations.