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Let me abuse meta.MO a bit.
In the context of some discussions we are having at my university, it has become evident that some statistical information regarding publishing practices in mathematics would be necessary to proceed---you know, facts. In particular, I would be immensely happy to know if there are measurable and measured differences in the number of papers published by people working in different areas (think PDEs v. Algebraic Geometry v. Number theory v. Combinatorics; top level MSC groups, say); if there are measurable and measured differences in the number of citations gotten by papers in each area; and so on. Google has pointed to studies in which such comparisons are made between different disciplines (mathematics v. chemistry, say) but not at all between areas of mathematics.
Can anyone point to such information?
(I would love to get hold of MathSciNet's raw tables to compute such things... I doubt that is accessible, though)
I ask this here because I suspect the subject interests a few of the meta.MO regulars, who might help me; I don't think the question is MO material (although I believe it is relevant to mathematicians!)
This seems like a reasonable question for the main site.
With a little more encouragement I can repost this on MO :)
I just wanted to point out that there was an article Topical Bias in Generalist Mathematics Journals by Joseph F. Grcar in the december 2010 issue of the Notices of the AMS. According to the text, the statistics are based on 854,547 entries from the 2000-2009 period of the Zentralblatt database. I am aware that this is not quite what you're looking for and unfortunately the article remains silent on exactly how the data was gathered, but it might be a starting point.
Ok, I'll go and ask.
@theo, can you add that as an answer?
The question is now here by the way.
I really like the side question of ---- how could we convince the AMS to open up the mathscinet database?
I've wrote to both the MathSciNet and the Zentralblatt editors asking... I may be being to naïve, though.
As another data point, I've also (long in the past) received permission from the mathscinet IT people to make on the order of 10k requests per day from a specified IP address... So they are willing to accommodate requests!
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