A HIGHLY Cited PaperFebruary 7th, 2013
Here’s one more piquant paper for the file.
I got into a discussion yesterday about chemistry in PNAS and what important papers had been published in the journal. The best I could do off the top of my head was Lewis and Nocera’s review on powering the planet in 2006. After getting dinged from Science and Nature, most chemists seem to turn to Nature Chemistry, JACS, or Angewandte instead of PNAS.
Figuring there had to be something better, I dropped the question on the Twitter feed, and @josarc came through with this gem—a paper by Fred Sanger on DNA sequencing cited a whopping 64,989 times according to Web of Knowledge.
To put that number in perspective, it is almost 1.4 times the total sum of citations for papers by K.C. Nicolaou over his entire career (47,585).
Hot damn. This has got to be the record for chemistry, right?