Sleeping beauties in ophthalmology

  title={Sleeping beauties in ophthalmology},
  author={Norio Ohba and Kumiko Nakao},
To identify delayed recognition publications, or ‘Sleeping Beauties’ (SBs), that are scarcely cited in the years or decades following their publication, but then go on to become highly cited, we screened citation histories of 184,606 articles in 52 ophthalmology journals using the Science Citation Index-Expanded (Thomson Reuters). Nine articles were identified as SBs, which accounted for 0.005% of basic materials. The SBs were published in Archives of Ophthalmology (n = 3), American Journal of… CONTINUE READING


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