http://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0078

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The paper on "Quantifying patterns of research-interest evolution" by Tao Jia, Dashun Wang, and Boleslaw K. Szymanski was published in Nature Human Behavior 1(4):0078, 2017

Mar. 22, 2017: The authors perform a large-scale analysis of publication records, and show that changes in research interests follow a reproducible pattern characterized by an exponential distribution. (more)