It takes time: A remarkable example of delayed recognition

@article{Calster2012ItTT,
  title={It takes time: A remarkable example of delayed recognition},
  author={Ben Van Calster},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2012},
  volume={63},
  pages={2341-2344}
}
The way in which scientific publications are picked up by the research community can vary. Some articles become instantly cited, whereas others go unnoticed for some time before they are discovered or rediscovered. Papers with delayed recognition have also been labeled “sleeping beauties.” I briefly discuss an extreme case of a sleeping beauty. Peirce’s short note in Science in 1884 shows a remarkable increase in citations since around 2000. The note received less than 1 citation per year in… CONTINUE READING
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