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The most cited scientific article, of all-time, from a Danish university is a description of a software package developed and authored by a British paleontologist who used to work at the University of Copenhagen. He has helped a generation of scientists and students analyse rocks and fossils.
The scientific articles that are cited by many other scientists are seen as having a high 'impact'. But articles are not just cited by other scientists because they are important for their field and for society. And citation counts subtly change the 'competition of science,' says a professor in the history of science.
The University Post has extracted the most cited articles — all time — by scientists associated with Danish universities from a key citation database. The names and articles at the top of this list might surprise you.