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October 2, 2013
Results From the JACS Challenge
The first results are in for the "JACS Challenge" that I mentioned here the other day. It looks like people's picks did correlate with later citation counts, overall, but with some curious exceptions. Some things that looked as if they would have been referred to a lot weren't, such as a paper on solventless polymerization. And a paper on transition-metal catalyzed boron-nitrogen bond formation was only picked by two respondents, but has amassed 258 citations since it was published. For the most part, though, people tended to judge the past pretty well (here's the PDF with all the statistics, if you're interested).
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