Volume 93 Issue 22 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 1, 2015 | Web Date: May 28, 2015

Chemistry Papers Rank High Among Once-Obscure Studies That Recently Racked Up Citations

Research: So-called sleeping beauties are more common than previously thought

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: JACS In C&EN
Keywords: Sleeping beauties, publication, chemistry, citations

It’s the dream of the underappreciated scientist. A research paper that barely made a blip soon after its publication is rediscovered decades later and recognized with citations in thousands of other published science studies.

A new analysis of these so-called sleeping beauty publications by researchers at Indiana University, Bloomington, has found that they are not as rare as once thought (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2015, DOI: . . .

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