B - Identifying attractive research fields for new scientists

Akritidis L, Katsaros D, Bozanis P. Identifying attractive research fields for new scientists. Scientometrics 2012;91(3):869-894
(doi: 10.1007/s11192-012-0646-4)

In this article authors attempted to identify the research fields that could be attractive to a scientist prior to the beginning of his/her scientific career by combining the characteristics of attractive research areas and the new scholars. Conclusions showed that not all trendy research areas were suitable for new scientists but they were also interested in not emerging scientific fields.