Citations & Scholarly Publications


Citation Impact Scores

Citation impact scores are an important measure of scientific reach. They are a measure of scientific value, as citations are the basis of knowledge from which further work is based. The citation impact score is an indicator of how many times a paper has been cited in other scientific literature. The score is normalized, meaning it takes into account the expected citation rate for similar documents published worldwide in the same year and related to the same scientific subject area(s). The worldwide benchmark citation impact score is 1.0. Achieving greater than 1.0 in any year means the impact of the work was greater than expected.

For 2019 (the most recent year for which complete data is available), the average citation impact score for papers authored by Lerner researchers was 1.41, achieving more than 40 percent greater than the world average citation impact for papers in the same year and scientific subject area(s)


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