Citation algorithms for identifying research milestones driving biomedical innovation

@article{Comins2016CitationAF,
  title={Citation algorithms for identifying research milestones driving biomedical innovation},
  author={Jordan A. Comins and Loet Leydesdorff},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={110},
  pages={1495-1504}
}
Scientific activity plays a major role in innovation for biomedicine and healthcare. For instance, fundamental research on disease pathologies and mechanisms can generate potential targets for drug therapy. This co-evolution is punctuated by papers which provide new perspectives and open new domains. Despite the relationship between scientific discovery and biomedical advancement, identifying these research milestones that truly impact biomedical innovation can be difficult and is largely based… 
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