From the Author
The overview paper by W. A. Gardner, A. Napolitano, and L. Paura, "Cyclostationarity: Half a Century of Research," Signal Processing, April 2006, received from the Publisher (Elsevier) the "Most Cited Paper Award" in 2008; and, each year since its first appearance online up through 2011, it was the most cited paper among those published in Signal Processing in the previous five years, and among the top 10 most downloaded papers from Signal Processing. As shown below, Google Scholar reports that, as of late 2014, this paper has been cited over 400 times.
The most frequently cited paper on cyclostationarity, as of late 2014, is an IEEE Signal Processing Magazine article with 861 citations, and the next three most cited publications are his three books, with 728, 691, 591 citations, out of a total 9529 citations, 3707 of which were during the 5 year period since 2009.
About the Author
I believe I have read a major portion of Gardner's papers and textbooks. I feel that a unique feature of all these publications, compared to other engineering documents of a similar nature, is the presence of a strong scholarly style. Previous contributions to the topic are meticulously sought out and referenced. It's not just a matter of being polite to colleagues or avoiding confrontations over omitted citations; but a genuine attempt to establish an important historical context for new results or interpretations. The relevance of prior contributions to the topic is carefully laid out and unified... On the topic of cyclostationary processes, I feel that he has, almost single-handedly, developed the theoretical and applied engineering aspects of the topic to the point of today's widespread recognition of its utility.